Text of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 525


February 6, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Polis, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Farr, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Amash, Mr. Schrader, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Norton, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Moran, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Benishek, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Campbell, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Nadler, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. McDermott, and Mr. Yoho) 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


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


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 .


Exclusion of industrial hemp from definition of marihuana

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


in paragraph (16)


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


by adding at the end the following:


The term marihuana does not include industrial hemp.

; and


by adding at the end the following:


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.



Industrial hemp determination

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


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).