**NEW**Quick Facts - 02/11/2015
The new rules, to be published as 8 CCR 1203-23, set forth the requirements of registration and inspection. The new rules were adopted 2/11/2015 and effective 3/30/2015.
Two types of registrations will be allowed:
Research and Development (R&D) and Commercial. R&D is limited to institutions of higher education or any person of legal entity under a pilot program administered and directed by the Department for purposes of agricultural or academic research in the development of Industrial Hemp. Commercial means the growth of Industrial Hemp for any purpose including engaging in commerce, market development, and market research, by any person or legal entity other than an institution of higher or under a pilot program administered by the Department. R&D registration fees are $500 plus $5/acre or 0.33/1000 sq ft. Commercial registration fees are $500 plus $5/acre or 0.33/1000 sq ft. Incomplete applications will not be processed and application fees will not be refunded.
No industrial hemp plant shall be included in more than one registration simultaneously. Registered land area should only be covered under one registration certificate at any given time. Registrations cannot be assigned or transferred to another business, individual, or other entity. Each noncontiguous land area on which industrial hemp is grown shall require a separate registration. Any addition of registered land area shall also require a separate registration.
New reporting responsibilities include:
Hemp Plant Material Declaration to be included with the new registration application declaring any plant material that was not harvested in the prior registration period and is to be included in the subsequent registration. Planting Report due within 10 days after planting which lists all varieties planted within the registered land area and the location and actual acreage or sq footage of each variety planted. Hemp Harvest Notification due 30 days prior to harvest. For each variety include date of harvest, location of variety, agreement with in-state processor and/or statement of intended end use. Any changes to contact information should be provided within 10 days of the change.