Text: H.R.1831 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1831 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1831

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from 
          the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 11, 2011

   Mr. Paul (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Clay, Mr. 
Cohen, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Farr, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, 
 Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. McClintock, Mr. McDermott, Mr. George 
Miller of California, Mr. Moran, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. 
Polis, Mr. Rohrabacher, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Stark, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. 
  Kucinich) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
 Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 
   the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from 
          the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 
2011''.

SEC. 2. EXCLUSION OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM DEFINITION OF MARIHUANA.

    Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (16)--
                    (A) by striking ``(16) The'' and inserting 
                ``(16)(A) The''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(B) The term `marihuana' does not include industrial 
        hemp.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(57) The term `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.''.

SEC. 3. INDUSTRIAL HEMP DETERMINATION.

    Section 201 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(i) Industrial Hemp Determination.--If a person grows or 
processes Cannabis sativa L. for purposes of making industrial hemp in 
accordance with State law, the Cannabis sativa L. shall be deemed to 
meet the concentration limitation under section 102(57).''.
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