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; and

(3) Make all records available for inspection by:

(a) The Department; or

(b) Theinstitution of higher education that contracted with the person under this chapter to grow or cultivate industrial hemp.

B. The verification required under this regulation shall include:

(1) Documentation from an independent testing laboratory registered as defined by this chapter; or

(2) Documentation from the institution of higher education that contracted with the person under this chapter to grow or cultivate industrial hemp.

C. An independent testing laboratory or an institution of higher education that provides verification documentation under this chapter shall conduct on-site inspections to perform the testing necessary for the verification.

D. If it is determined that the industrial hemp exceeds a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabnol concentration that exceeds 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis, it shall be destroyed by the authorized holder within 7 days under the supervision of the institution of higher education.

E. The frequency of the verification required under this subsection shall be determined by:

(1) The Department; or

(2) The institution of higher education that contracted with a person under this chapter to grow or cultivate industrial hemp.