An Act Relating to Industrial Hemp
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA c. 406-A is enacted to read:
§ 2231. Industrial hemp
This bill allows a person to grow industrial hemp if that person holds a license issued by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources and the hemp is grown under a federal permit in compliance with the conditions of that permit. Except for employees of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Maine System involved in research and related activities, a criminal history record check must be completed on an applicant for licensure. A person with a prior criminal conviction is not eligible for licensure. Industrial hemp is subject to being tested during its growth, and the growing and harvesting of industrial hemp is subject to supervision.