This bill seeks to allow the growing of cannabis plants for hemp — a material that can be refined into things like bird seed, oil, wax, resin, rope, clothing, paper, and fuel.
The creation of hemp would be protected in this bill by distinguishing that “marihuana,” the wonderfully archaic spelling that appears in the Controlled Substances Act, does not include industrial hemp. It then goes on to define industrial hemp as any part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
The bill also limits the THC concentration in industrial hemp to .3% of its dry weight. The bill makes clear however, that any pot plant growing must be in compliance with State law.