An Act To Permit the Indoor Production of Industrial Hemp
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation must take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period to help ensure industrial hemp producers do not lose a year of production; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §2231, sub-§3, as amended by PL 2015, c. 202, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. Rules. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry shall amend its rules regarding industrial hemp to allow for the indoor production of industrial hemp. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill allows for the indoor production of industrial hemp.