2019 Georgia Code
Title 2 - Agriculture
Chapter 23 - Hemp Farming
§ 2-23-3. Definitions
- As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Commercial sale" means the sale of products in the stream of commerce at retail, at wholesale, and online.
(2) "Cultivate" means to plant, water, grow, and harvest a plant or crop.
(3) "Federally defined THC level for hemp" means a delta-9-THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis, or the THC concentration for hemp defined in 7 U.S.C. Section 5940, whichever is greater.
(4) "Handle" means to possess or store hemp plants for any period of time on premises owned, operated, or controlled by a person licensed to cultivate or process hemp, or to possess or store hemp plants in a vehicle for any period of time other than during the actual transport of such plants from the premises of a person licensed to cultivate or process hemp to the premises of another licensed person; provided, however, that such term shall not include possessing or storing finished hemp products.
(5) "Hemp" means the Cannabis sativa L. plant and any part of such plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with the federally defined THC level for hemp or a lower level.
(6) "Hemp products" means all products with the federally defined THC level for hemp derived from, or made by, processing hemp plants or plant parts that are prepared in a form available for legal commercial sale, but not including food products infused with THC unless approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
(7) "Licensee" means an individual or business entity possessing a hemp grower license issued by the department under the authority of this chapter to handle and cultivate hemp in the State of Georgia.
(8) "Permittee" means an individual or business entity possessing a hemp processor permit issued by the department under the authority of this chapter to handle and process hemp in the State of Georgia.
(9) "Process" or "processing" means converting an agricultural commodity into a legally marketable form.
(10) "Research" or "researching" means experimental field, greenhouse, or laboratory activity for the ultimate purpose of developing new hemp varieties and products, improving existing hemp products, developing new uses for existing hemp products, or developing or improving methods for producing hemp products.
(11) "THC" means tetrahydrocannabinol, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, or a combination of tetrahydrocannabinol and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.
Code 1981, § 2-23-3, enacted by Ga. L. 2019, p. 1030, § 1/HB 213.