Bill Status of HB4101 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: AGRICULTURE-HEMP EXTRACTS
Rep. Cyril Nichols - Dave Vella - La Shawn K. Ford - Maurice A. West, II - Carol Ammons
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Industrial Hemp Act. Sets forth provisions concerning hemp extract for human consumption. Provides that hemp extract distributed or sold in violation of the provisions shall be considered adulterated or misbranded. Provides that each establishment distributing products consisting of or containing hemp extract intended for human consumption must be permitted as a hemp food establishment by the Department of Agriculture. Provides that hemp or hemp extract intended for ingestion must be manufactured by an approved source. Provides that hemp or hemp extract intended for inhalation must be manufactured by a source permitted to manufacture hemp or hemp extract intended for inhalation. Provides that hemp extract intended for human consumption may not be manufactured, processed, packaged, held, prepared, or sold under specified provisions. Provides that hemp extract intended for human consumption shall not contain a total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that exceeds 0.3%. Provides that products intended for human consumption shall be considered adulterated if contaminants are detected at levels greater than the limits listed in the provisions. Sets forth limits concerning contaminants prohibited in hemp cultivation or processing; residual solvent limits for ingestion or inhalation; metals limits; biological limits for ingestion or inhalation; mycotoxin limits; total combined yeast and mold limit; and cannabinoid limits. Sets forth provisions concerning hemp extracts labeling, disposal, and age limits. Provides that hemp or hemp extract products that do not meet the requirements of the provisions may not be sold in the State. Provides that violations of the provisions shall result in the imposition of stop-sale or stop-use orders, an administrative fine of up to $5,000 per violation, permit suspension, permit revocation, or any combination of those penalties. Provides that the sale of hemp extract intended for inhalation to persons under the age of 21 shall result in an administrative fine of $5,000 per occurrence. Defines terms. Makes other changes.