Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 261
Department of Agriculture

August 28, 2016
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License issuance, to whom--grower may produce, manufacture, and distribute, when--recordkeeping--inspections--rulemaking--civil penalty.

261.265. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Cannabidiol oil care center", the premises specified in an application for a cultivation and production facility license in which the licensee is authorized to distribute processed hemp extract to persons possessing a hemp extract registration card issued under section 192.945;

(2) "Cultivation and production facility", the land and premises specified in an application for a cultivation and production facility license on which the licensee is authorized to grow, cultivate, process, and possess hemp and hemp extract;

(3) "Cultivation and production facility license", a license that authorizes the licensee to grow, cultivate, process, and possess hemp and hemp extract, and distribute hemp extract to its cannabidiol oil care centers;

(4) "Department", the department of agriculture;

(5) "Grower", a nonprofit entity issued a cultivation and production facility license by the department of agriculture that produces hemp extract for the treatment of intractable epilepsy;

(6) "Hemp":

(a) All nonseed parts and varieties of the cannabis sativa plant, whether growing or not, that contain a crop-wide average tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration that does not exceed the lesser of:

a. Three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis; or

b. The percent based on a dry weight basis determined by the federal Controlled Substances Act under 21 U.S.C. Section 801, et seq.;

(b) Any cannabis sativa seed that is:

a. Part of a growing crop;

b. Retained by a grower for future planting; or

c. For processing into or use as agricultural hemp seed.

This term shall not include industrial hemp commodities or products;

(7) "Hemp monitoring system", an electronic tracking system that includes, but is not limited to, testing and data collection established and maintained by the cultivation and production facility and is available to the department for the purposes of documenting the hemp extract production and retail sale of the hemp extract.

2. The department shall issue a cultivation and production facility license to a nonprofit entity to grow or cultivate the cannabis plant used to make hemp extract as defined in subsection 1 of section 195.207 or hemp on the entity's property if the entity has submitted to the department an application as required by the department under subsection 7 of this section, the entity meets all requirements of this section and the department's rules, and there are fewer than two licensed cultivation and production facilities operating in the state.

3. A grower may produce and manufacture hemp and hemp extract, and distribute hemp extract as defined in section 195.207 for the treatment of persons suffering from intractable epilepsy as defined in section 192.945 consistent with any and all state or federal regulations regarding the production, manufacture, or distribution of such product. The department shall not issue more than two cultivation and production facility licenses for the operation of such facilities at any one time.

4. The department shall maintain a list of growers.

5. All growers shall keep records in accordance with rules adopted by the department. Upon at least three days' notice, the director of the department may audit the required records during normal business hours. The director may conduct an audit for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this section.

6. In addition to an audit conducted in accordance with subsection 5 of this section, the director may inspect independently, or in cooperation with the state highway patrol or a local law enforcement agency, any hemp crop during the crop's growth phase and take a representative composite sample for field analysis. If a crop contains an average tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration exceeding the lesser of:

(1) Three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis; or

(2) The percent based on a dry weight basis determined by the federal Controlled Substances Act under 21 U.S.C. Section 801, et seq.,

the director may detain, seize, or embargo the crop.

7. The department shall promulgate rules including, but not limited to:

(1) Application requirements for licensing, including requirements for the submission of fingerprints and the completion of a criminal background check;

(2) Security requirements for cultivation and production facility premises, including, at a minimum, lighting, physical security, video and alarm requirements;

(3) Rules relating to hemp monitoring systems as defined in this section;

(4) Other procedures for internal control as deemed necessary by the department to properly administer and enforce the provisions of this section, including reporting requirements for changes, alterations, or modifications of the premises;

(5) Requirements that any hemp extract received from a legal source be submitted to a testing facility designated by the department to ensure that such hemp extract complies with the provisions of section 195.207 and to ensure that the hemp extract does not contain any pesticides. Any hemp extract that is not submitted for testing or which after testing is found not to comply with the provisions of section 195.207 shall not be distributed or used and shall be submitted to the department for destruction; and

(6) Rules regarding the manufacture, storage, and transportation of hemp and hemp extract, which shall be in addition to any other state or federal regulations.

8. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly under chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after July 14, 2014.

9. All hemp waste from the production of hemp extract shall either be destroyed, recycled by the licensee at the hemp cultivation and production facility, or donated to the department or an institution of higher education for research purposes, and shall not be used for commercial purposes.

10. In addition to any other liability or penalty provided by law, the director may revoke or refuse to issue or renew a cultivation and production facility license and may impose a civil penalty on a grower for any violation of this section, or section 192.945 or 195.207. The director may not impose a civil penalty under this section that exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars.

(L. 2014 H.B. 2238)

Effective 7-14-14




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