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At the request of: (at the request of Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association (OIHFA))
Chief Sponsors: Representative Wilson, Senator Prozanski, Representative McLain
Regular Sponsors: Representative Barreto, Esquivel, Fahey, Gomberg, Helfrich, Helm, Lewis, McKeown, Olson, Power, Reschke, Salinas, Smith DB, Sollman, Sprenger, Stark, Whisnant, Witt, Senator Baertschiger Jr, DeBoer, Dembrow, Frederick, Girod, Hansell, Johnson, Kruse, Manning Jr, Olsen (Presession filed.)
Bill Title: Relating to industrial hemp; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Gives hemp research program currently operated by State Department of Agriculture name of Oregon Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program.
Authorizes actions by department to carry out program. Specifies that agricultural hemp seed is agricultural seed or flower seed for purposes of statutes regulating labeling, testing, certifying or other aspects of seeds. Directs Director of Agriculture and Dean of College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University to establish program for labeling and certification of agricultural hemp seed. Provides that accredited independent testing laboratory that has been approved by Oregon Health Authority or department may test industrial hemp and industrial hemp commodities and products produced or processed by grower, handler or agricultural hemp seed producer. Requires that industrial hemp intended for human consumption be entered into tracking system prior to laboratory testing and through delivery to licensed premises. Modifies other provisions related to regulation of industrial hemp. Authorizes Oregon Liquor Control Commission actions regarding industrial hemp to enforce and ensure compliance with marijuana laws and provisions of industrial hemp laws that incorporate requirements, restrictions or other provisions of marijuana laws. Prohibits sale of industrial hemp containing more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol to consumer by person other than licensed retailer. Changes description of limit on production and storage of homegrown cannabis plants. Prohibits production, processing or storage of homemade industrial hemp extracts. Allows department to adopt rule establishing higher average tetrahydrocannabinol concentration limit for industrial hemp if higher average concentration limit is established by federal law. Revises language regarding grower retention of agricultural hemp seed for producing industrial hemp. Establishes Industrial Hemp Fund. Appropriates fund moneys to department for purposes of implementing, administering and enforcing industrial hemp statutes. Directs certain moneys to fund. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 116
Fiscal Impact: Budget Report Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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