2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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260.855 Rights and duties of industrial hemp grower licensee -- Operational
procedures for licensed growers -- Standards for transporting industrial
hemp off premises of licensed grower -- Seizure and disposal of hemp
A person shall obtain an industrial hemp grower license pursuant to KRS
260.854 prior to planting or growing any industrial hemp in this state. An
industrial hemp grower license holder who has planted and grown industrial
hemp pursuant to a valid grower license may sell industrial hemp produced by
the grower to any person engaged in agribusiness or other manufacturing for
the purpose of processing or manufacturing that industrial hemp into hemp
A person granted an industrial hemp grower license shall:
(a) Maintain records that reflect compliance with KRS 260.850 to 260.869,
and with all other state laws regulating the planting and cultivation of
(b) Retain all industrial hemp production records for at least three (3) years;
(c) Allow industrial hemp crops, throughout sowing, growing, and harvesting,
to be inspected by and at the discretion of the commission or its
designees, and the Department of Kentucky State Police and other law
(d) File with the commission documentation indicating that the industrial
hemp seeds planted were of a type and variety certified to have no more
THC concentration than that adopted by federal law in the Controlled
Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. secs. 801 et seq.;
(e) Notify the commission of the sale of any industrial hemp grown under the
license and the names and addresses of the persons to whom the
industrial hemp was sold; and
(f) Provide the commission with copies of any contracts between the
licensee and any person to whom industrial hemp was sold.
The commission shall assist the grower with his or her compliance with the
requirements of this section.
Any person licensed to grow industrial hemp under KRS 260.850 to 260.869
may import and resell industrial hemp seed that has been certified as having
no more THC concentration than that adopted by federal law in the Controlled
Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. secs. 801 et seq.
(a) Only industrial hemp grower licensees or their designees or agents shall
be permitted to transport industrial hemp off the premises of the licensee.
(b) When transporting industrial hemp off the premises of an industrial hemp
grower licensee, the licensee or their designee or agent shall carry with
them the licensing documents from the commission, evidencing that the
industrial hemp was grown by a licensee and is from certified seed.
(c) Any industrial hemp that is found in this state at any location off the
premises of an industrial hemp grower licensee is deemed to be
contraband and subject to seizure by the commission, the Department of
Kentucky State Police, or any law enforcement officer, if the person in
possession of the industrial hemp does not have in his or her possession
The proper licensing documents, as required by paragraph (b) of
this subsection; or
A bill of lading, or other proper documentation, demonstrating that
the industrial hemp was legally imported or is otherwise legally
present in this state under applicable state and federal laws relating
to industrial hemp.
Any industrial hemp seized pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subsection
shall be disposed of in accordance with KRS 500.090.
Effective:June 25, 2013
History: Created 2013 Ky. Acts ch. 134, sec. 12, effective June 25, 2013.
CHAPTER 260 - MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
260.855 Rights and duties of industrial hemp grower licensee -- Operational procedures for licensed growers -- Standards for transporting industrial hemp off premises of licensed grower -- Seizure and disposal of hemp deemed contraband.
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