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SB 315 - Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries - North Carolina Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (63-48) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that establishes regulations on hemp and other farming industries.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits individuals from cultivating or handling hemp in this state unless the individual holds a hemp cultivation license issued by the North Carolina Hemp Commission (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the North Carolina Hemp Commission to issue annual criminal background checks including fingerprint documentation, on individuals seeking to attain a hemp cultivation license (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the sale or growth of non-inebriating smokable hemp within the state until December 2020 (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “smokable hemp” as a product that does not exceed the federally defined THC level for hemp in a form that allows THC to be introduced into the human body by inhalation of smoke, including (Sec. 1):

    • Hemp buds;

    • Hemp flowers;

    • Whole or ground raw hemp plant material; or

    • Hemp cigars or cigarettes.

  • Requires that the individual seeking to attain a hemp cultivation license shall provide to the Commission prior to attaining the license the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • The legal description and GPS coordinates to locate the fields or greenhouses to be used for hemp cultivation; and

    • Written consent authorizing officials and representatives for the State to enter all premises where hemp is cultivated or stored.

  • Prohibits any individual convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance under state or federal law from obtaining a cultivation license for the 10-year period following the date of conviction (Sec. 1).

  • Requires individuals seeking to attain a hemp handler license to pay the bonding satisfactory fee of $250,000 to the Commissioner of Agriculture (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a license is not required to possess, handle, transport, or sell hemp products or hemp extracts (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes the North Carolina Hemp Program Fund in the Department of Agriculture and Human Services, which will be used for personnel costs, program administration, testing, and any other costs incurred in administering this act (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that establishes regulations on hemp and other farming industries.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits individuals from cultivating or handling hemp in this state unless the individual holds a hemp cultivation license issued by the North Carolina Hemp Commission (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the North Carolina Hemp Commission to issue annual criminal background checks including fingerprint documentation, on individuals seeking to attain a hemp cultivation license (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the sale or growth of non-inebriating smokable hemp within the state until December 2020 (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “smokable hemp” as a product that does not exceed the federally defined THC level for hemp in a form that allows THC to be introduced into the human body by inhalation of smoke, including (Sec. 1):

    • Hemp buds;

    • Hemp flowers;

    • Whole or ground raw hemp plant material; or

    • Hemp cigars or cigarettes.

  • Requires that the individual seeking to attain a hemp cultivation license shall provide to the Commission prior to attaining the license the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • The legal description and GPS coordinates to locate the fields or greenhouses to be used for hemp cultivation; and

    • Written consent authorizing officials and representatives for the State to enter all premises where hemp is cultivated or stored.

  • Prohibits any individual convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance under state or federal law from obtaining a cultivation license for the 10-year period following the date of conviction (Sec. 1).

  • Requires individuals seeking to attain a hemp handler license to pay the bonding satisfactory fee of $250,000 to the Commissioner of Agriculture (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a license is not required to possess, handle, transport, or sell hemp products or hemp extracts (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes the North Carolina Hemp Program Fund in the Department of Agriculture and Human Services, which will be used for personnel costs, program administration, testing, and any other costs incurred in administering this act (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Regulations on Hemp and Other Farming Industries

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