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H.R. 1831 (112th): Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011

The text of the bill below is as of May 11, 2011 (Introduced).


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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1831

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 2011

(for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cohen, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Farr, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. McClintock, Mr. McDermott, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Moran, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Polis, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Stark, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. Kucinich) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.

2.

Exclusion of industrial hemp from definition of marihuana

Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (16)—

(A)

by striking (16) The and inserting (16)(A) The; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

The term marihuana does not include industrial hemp.

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(57)

The term industrial hemp means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

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3.

Industrial hemp determination

Section 201 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Industrial hemp determination

If a person grows or processes Cannabis sativa L. for purposes of making industrial hemp in accordance with State law, the Cannabis sativa L. shall be deemed to meet the concentration limitation under section 102(57).

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