Authored by: Sen. Richard Young
Industrial hemp. Subject to federal approval, authorizes the department of agriculture to license the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. Establishes requirements to obtain a license. Authorizes inspections by the state police and audits by the department. Provides that in addition to any other liability or penalty, the department may revoke or refuse to renew a license and may impose a civil penalty. Requires the department to apply for necessary permissions, waivers, or other form of legal status by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency or other appropriate federal agency that is necessary to implement the law. Makes a conforming amendment to the definition of "marijuana".