This Is The Law- Hemp Liberation
AB 1147, Leno Industrial hemp.
Existing law makes it a crime to engage in any of various transactions relating to marijuana, except as otherwise authorized by law, such as the medical marijuana program.
For the purposes of these provisions, marijuana is defined as not including the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination. This bill would revise the definition of marijuana so that the term would instead not include industrial hemp, as defined, except where the plant is cultivated or processed for purposes not expressly allowed for. The bill would define industrial hemp as an agricultural field crop that is limited to the nonpsychoactive types of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and the seed produced therefrom, having no more than 3/10 of 1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in the dried flowering tops, and that is cultivated and processed exclusively for the purpose of producing the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin or flowering tops extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination. The bill would require industrial hemp to be cultivated only from seeds imported in accordance with federal law or from seeds grown in California, as specified.
The bill would also require the person growing the industrial hemp to obtain, prior to the harvest of each crop, a laboratory test of a random sample of the crop to determine the amount of THC in the crop. The bill would require the test report to contain specified language. The report would be required to be retained for 2 years, and to be made available to law enforcement officials and provided to purchasers, as specified. The bill would require all industrial hemp seed sold for planting in California to be from a crop having no more than 3/10 of 1% THC contained in a random sampling of the dried flowering tops and tested under these provisions, and would require the destruction of crops exceeding that content, as specified.