2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 7 - Agriculture
Chapter 13 - Farming and Fishing
Subchapter III - Cultivation of Hemp
§ 200. Definitions

  • In this subchapter, the following words, terms and phrases have the following meanings:
    • (a) “Commission” means the Industrial Hemp Commission established in the Department of Agriculture.

    • (b) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, or the Commissioner’s designee.

    • (c) “Department” means the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture.

    • (d) “Hemp products” means all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption, and certified seed for cultivation if the seeds originate from industrial hemp.

    • (e) “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.

    • (f) “Seed research” means research conducted to develop or recreate better strains of industrial hemp, particularly for the purposes of seed production.

    • (g) “Tetrahydrocannabinol” or “THC” means the natural substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous extractives of cannabis, or any substances, compounds, salts, or derivatives of the plant or chemicals and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity.

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