SS SCS HCS HB 2034 — INDUSTRIAL HEMP
Missouri is got a new law to address Cannabis “Hemp” and its use in Missouri. Making it the 40th state to take on some “Hemp” in Agriculture laws.
New Hemp law:
- Does not require hemp growers to use certified seeds.
- Allows the Missouri Crop Improvement Association to “collect seeds from wild cannabis plants,” first-of-its-kind language in a state law to account for so-called “ditch weed” already growing throughout Missouri.
- Allows farmers to import seeds from other states or countries if they wish.
- Limits THC content to 0.3%.
- Requires hemp growers to devote 10-40 acres to hemp if total statewide hemp acreage exceeds 2,000.
- Hemp can’t be considered an “adulterant” when added to food.
- Requires state agriculture regulators to “explore the option of transporting samples from Missouri to contiguous states” for the purpose of testing for pesticides.
- Allows unlicensed hemp growers to keep their plants if they pay a $500 fine and apply for a hemp license within 30 days.