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15.01.16.00.htm 15.01.16.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 16 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Authority: Agriculture Article, §14-102(i) Annotated Code of Maryland
15.01.16.01.htm 15.01.16.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter establishes the Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, including the requirement for the registration and the certification of a site that will be used to grow or cultivate industrial hemp to further agricultural or academic research purposes.
15.01.16.02.htm 15.01.16.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated:. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Authorized holder” or “holder” means an institution of higher education or a person who has contracted with an institution or the Department to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural research or academic research purposes as authorized by this chapter.2) “Certified site” means any property site certified by and registered with the Department as a sit
15.01.16.03.htm 15.01.16.03. 03 Authorization to Grow and Cultivate Industrial Hemp.. A. Only an institution of higher education within Maryland may submit an application to the Department for authorization to grow, cultivate, harvest, process, manufacture, transport, market or sell industrial hemp for agricultural, industrial, or commercial purposes to further agricultural or academic research purposes.B. Only a person contracting with the Department or an approved institution of higher education as p
15.01.16.04.htm 15.01.16.04. 04 Application Review and Approval.. An application to grow, cultivate, harvest, process, manufacture, transport, market, or sell industrial hemp to further agricultural research or academic research purposes shall be made on a Departmental form. Each application shall provide the following information, including, but not limited to:A. A description of each site where industrial hemp will be grown or cultivated, either by the institution of higher education or by an authorized per
15.01.16.05.htm 15.01.16.05. 05 Rejection of Application or Revocation of Authority.. The Department may reject any application to grow or cultivate industrial hemp, and may revoke an authorization to grow and cultivate industrial hemp, if the Department determines that:A. The application is incomplete or does not provide the information required pursuant to Regulation .04 of this chapter; orB. The authorized holder has failed to comply with the requirements of this chapter or the terms of
15.01.16.06.htm 15.01.16.06. 06 Hemp Seeds.. A person or institution that grows or cultivates industrial hemp as authorized by this chapter may purchase or otherwise obtain seeds or a plant or plant part that can be utilized to grow a new plant that produce plants that meet the definition of industrial hemp as provided in this chapter.
15.01.16.07.htm 15.01.16.07. 07 Hemp Verification and Reports.. A. In accordance with this regulation, a person who grows or cultivates industrial hemp as authorized by this chapter shall:1) Verify that the plants grown or cultivated by the person meet the definition of industrial hemp under this chapter;2) Maintain all records of verification at the site that is used to grow or cultivate industrial hemp; and3) Make all records available for inspection by:. a) The Department; or. b) Theinstitution of high
15.01.16.9999.htm 15.01.16.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 28, 2019 (46:2 Md. R. 53).
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