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114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 134


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


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 8, 2015

Mr. Wyden (for himself, Mr. Merkley, Mr. McConnell, and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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 2015”.

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 by States.

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), unless the Attorney General determines that the State law is not reasonably calculated to comply with section 102(57).”.