S. 3501 (112th): Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Aug 02, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3501

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 2, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Merkley, and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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 2012.

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 by States

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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