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.
7 U.S. Code § 5940. Legitimacy of industrial hemp research
For repeal of section by section 7605(b) of Pub. L. 115–334, see Effective Date of Repeal note below.
The Controlled Substances Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is title II of Pub. L. 91–513, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1242, which is classified principally to subchapter I (§ 801 et seq.) of chapter 13 of Title 21, Food and Drugs. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 801 of Title 21 and Tables.
Section was enacted as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and not as part of subtitle H of title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 which comprises this subchapter.
2018—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7605(a)(1), redesignated subsec. (b) as (a). Former subsec. (a) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (a)(3), (4). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7605(a)(2), added par. (3) and redesignated former par. (3) as (4).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7605(a)(4), added subsec. (c).