Industrial hemp.

Authors: Senator Richard Young, Senator Carlin Yoder

Co-authors: Senator Brent Steele, Senator Mark Stoops, Senator Karen Tallian, Senator John Waterman, Senator Philip Boots

Sponsors: Representative Edward Clere

Co-Sponsors: Representative Don Lehe, Representative William Friend, Representative Justin Moed

Advisors: Senator Rodric Bray, Senator Lindel Hume, Senator Brent Steele


Subject to federal approval, authorizes the state seed commissioner to license the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. Establishes requirements to obtain a license. Authorizes inspections by the state police and audits by the state seed commissioner. Provides that in addition to any other liability or penalty, the state seed commissioner may revoke or refuse to renew a license and may impose a civil penalty. Requires the state seed commissioner to apply for necessary permissions, waivers, or other forms of legal status by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency or other appropriate federal agency that are necessary to implement the law. Makes a conforming amendment to the definition of "marijuana".