The Hemp Freedom Act defines industrial hemp as a distinct agricultural crop and removes barriers to its production within the state.

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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF (STATE) DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the “Hemp Freedom Act.”

SECTION 2.

(STATE) Code Annotated, Section (NUMBER), is amended by adding the following language as a new subsection:

(SECTION) Nothing in this section shall be construed to categorize industrial hemp, as defined in § (NUMBER), as a controlled substance; provided, however, that industrial hemp shall be categorized as a controlled substance in circumstances where such classification is required by § (NUMBER)

SECTION 3.

(STATE) Code Annotated, Section (NUMBER), is further amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subdivision:

( ) “Industrial hemp” means the plants and plant parts of the genera cannabis that do not contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration more than three tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry mass basis, grown from seed certified by a certifying agency, as defined by § (NUMBER);

SECTION 4.

(STATE) Code Annotated, Section (NUMBER), is amended by adding the following as new subsections:

( ) The department of agriculture shall oversee and annually license any grower who wishes to produce industrial hemp. The department shall develop rules and regulations concerning industrial hemp production within one hundred and twenty (120) days of this act becoming law, including rules and regulations establishing reasonable fees for licenses, permits or other necessary expenses to defray the cost of implementing and operating the industrial hemp program in this state on an ongoing basis. All revenue collected pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated for the industrial hemp program shall be used exclusively for the administration and regulation of industrial hemp.

( ) Any person who cultivates an industrial hemp crop of any size shall obtain a license from the department of agriculture. In order to obtain an industrial hemp license, the grower shall agree that the department has the right to inspect the hemp crop for compliance.

SECTION 5.

(STATE) Code Annotated, Section (NUMBER), is amended by deleting all of the existing language in the section and by substituting instead the following language:

( ) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the development of or research relative to any strain or variety of cannabis other than industrial hemp, as defined by § (NUMBER).

SECTION 6.

(STATE) Code Annotated, Section (NUMBER), is amended by adding the following immediately preceding the conclusion of the existing language in the definition of “marijuana” contained in (SECTION) (NUMBER):

“Marijuana” does not include industrial hemp, as defined in § 43-26-102

SECTION 7.

The provisions of this act are severable. If any part of this act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect the part which remains.

SECTION 8.

For purposes of promulgating rules and regulations, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it, and shall take effect on (DATE), for all other purposes.

30 thoughts on “Hemp Freedom Act

  1. Denis Corbeil

    We need a federal ban on the government

  2. John Katsanos

    It sure is

  3. William Bell

    Hey, cut the paper companies some slack:-P

  4. Jeff PoliticallyIncorrect Crismond

    So if it grows in the ground it should be legal? Pumpkin seeds don’t impair your judgement.

  5. Mike Johnson

    Oh well see ya in the camps later

  6. Gary Broshears

    Nothing that grows naturally should be banned. Everything has a purpose !

  7. Millie Panovec Perry

    Or poppies.. which I have in my flower garden

  8. Richard Robinson

    A person who smokes hemp (aka marajuana) is about as dumb as a person who snorts pumpkin seeds.

  9. Matthew Dellaro

    Hemp=better textiles, fuels, foods, etc. Nullify hemp AND marijuana laws now!! Drug criminalization is just another part like control scheme, and hemp bans were the result of lobbyists from the oil, cotton and other industries. Wake up, learn an say NO!!

  10. Matthew Dellaro

    *another control scheme*

  11. Steve Rusakiewicz

    All fucking RIGHT! :)

  12. Steve Rusakiewicz

    Donald Plunkett: you’re a dinosaur. Go pour yourself another drink and tell us again how alcohol is so much better than marijuana. So happy people like you are in the minority now!

  13. Dennis Hendricks

    This government can not stop anything that is not good for our country, it only try’s to stop what this country stands for. In God we trust.

  14. Roger L'angevin

    I have a problem. On one hand I can see and agree on the uses for hemp. It has been found to have many good uses other than smoking. On the other hand, it should be illegal to smoke it. Hemp is a gateway drug that people who tend to have a addictive personality would migrate to stronger drugs.

  15. Oliverio Bagaco

    The ban those so match damage on rain forest’s so they tax you, Hemp will save billions of tree’s

  16. Gus Matthias

    If you are talking about hemp growing naturally you Re correct… If you are talking about the weed people are smoking today – there is nothing natural about it…

  17. Gary Broshears

    Nope the “new” stuff is “highly” cultivated. Old stuff was light on the THC

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