Text: S.359 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 359 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 359

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


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 14, 2013

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

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                                 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 
2013''.

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).''.
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