Chapter 433-C

Section 433-C:1

    433-C:1 Industrial Hemp Defined. – "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.

Source. 2015, 233:1, eff. Sept. 11, 2015.

Section 433-C:2

    433-C:2 Authorization. – An institution of higher education, as defined in 20 U.S.C. section 1001, may grow or cultivate or may contract with a private party to grow or cultivate, industrial hemp, on site or off site, for purposes of research under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research. In addition to studying the plant's growth and cultivation, the research shall also study the economics of industrial hemp, including markets and processing. Industrial hemp grown or cultivated in accordance with this chapter shall not be considered a controlled drug or controlled substance under RSA 318-B.

Source. 2015, 233:1, eff. Sept. 11, 2015. 2021, 206:2, Pt. X, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 10, 2021.

Section 433-C:3

    433-C:3 Regulation. – All research shall be undertaken in coordination with the department of agriculture, markets, and food. The department may certify and register sites used to grow or cultivate industrial hemp and may adopt rules to regulate such research to the extent necessary to comport with 7 U.S.C. section 5940. Such rules shall be exempt from RSA 541-A. All research projects shall conclude within 3 years of commencement.

Source. 2015, 233:1, eff. Sept. 11, 2015.