AN ACT TO MODIFY THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH PROGRAM BY CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF RESEARCH PURPOSES AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF LICENSEES, CREATING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM, AND GRANTING RULE‑MAKING AUTHORITY TO THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP COMMISSION.
House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Deletes the proposed revisions to GS 106-568.53(2), as follows.
Eliminates the provision establishing that, for the 2017 growing season, no licensee can be issued a license or licenses for demonstration plots greater than a combined 50 acres in size, and the total acreage of all licensed demonstration plots cannot exceed 2,500 acres. Eliminates the provision establishing that, for the 2018 growing season, no licensee can be issued a license or licenses for demonstration plots greater than a combined 100 acres in size, and the total acreage of all licensed demonstration plots cannot exceed 5,000 acres.
Eliminates the provision establishing that, for the 2017 and 2018 growing seasons, the Commission cannot issue a license or licenses to allow any person to cultivate more than the applicable licensee acreage limit established by subsection (2). Eliminates the provision providing that, for purposes of subsection (2), the number of acres a person is licensed to cultivate includes acres held by a corporation in which the person holds a controlling interest.
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