2019 California Code
Food and Agricultural Code - FAC
Section 81000.



(a) For purposes of this division, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Approved state plan” means a state plan for California that is approved pursuant to Section 297B of the federal Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (added by Section 10113 of the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-334)) and in effect.

(2) “Board” means the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board.

(3) “Cultivar” means a variety of industrial hemp.

(4) “Established agricultural research institution” means an institution of higher education, as defined in Section 101 of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1001), that grows, cultivates, or manufactures industrial hemp for purposes of agricultural or academic research.

(5) “Hemp breeder” means an individual or a public or private institution or organization that is registered with the commissioner to develop cultivars intended for sale or research.

(6) “Industrial hemp” or “Hemp” means an agricultural product, whether growing or not, that is limited to types of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

(7) “Industrial hemp program” means growth of industrial hemp pursuant to this division and, if in effect, an approved state plan.

(8) “Premises” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (ap) of Section 26001 of the Business and Professions Code.

(9) “Research plan” means a strategy devised by an established agricultural research institution, or applicant established agricultural research institution, detailing its planned approach to growing or cultivating hemp for academic or agricultural research.

(10) “THC” means delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.

(11) “Variety development plan” means a strategy devised by a hemp breeder, or applicant hemp breeder, detailing their planned approach to growing and developing a new cultivar for industrial hemp.

(b) This section shall become operative as of the date on which a state plan for California is approved pursuant to Section 297B of the federal Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (added by Section 10113 of the federal Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-334)).

(Repealed (in Sec. 2) and added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 838, Sec. 3. (SB 153) Effective January 1, 2020. Operative on the date prescribed by its own provisions.)

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