House Bill 385
147th General Assembly (2013 - 2014)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
Sen. F Simpson
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Section 7606 of the federal Farm Bill exempts the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes from the provisions of the federal Controlled Substances Act, the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Chapter 81 of Title 41 of the United States Code, and any other Federal law so long as such growth and cultivation is also permitted under state law. This Bill authorizes the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp by the Department of Agriculture and higher education institutions for research purposes in the State of Delaware. Any higher education institution wishing to grow or cultivate industrial hemp in Delaware must be certified by the Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture is authorized to develop such rules, regulations, and standards as are necessary to further the objectives of this Act.
Takes effect upon being signed into law