REPORT TITLE:
Industrial hemp


DESCRIPTION:
Defines "industrial hemp".  Authorizes the State to allow
privately-funded industrial hemp research to be conducted in
Hawaii when the State department of public safety issues a
controlled substance registration, and the United States
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, issues a
federally-controlled substance registration for research on the
agronomic potential of industrial hemp.  Authorizes the
department of safety, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement
Administration, to monitor all phases of the research.  Specifies
that all agronomic data derived from research under this bill be
deemed to be proprietary in nature and not subject to disclosure
pursuant to the uniform information practices act.  (HB32 HD2)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to allow privately
 
 2 funded industrial hemp research to be conducted in Hawaii when
 
 3 the State department of public safety issues a controlled
 
 4 substance registration, and the United States Department of
 
 5 Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, issues a federally-
 
 6 controlled substance registration for research on the agronomic
 
 7 potential of industrial hemp.
 
 8      SECTION 2.  As used in this Act, unless the context
 
 9 otherwise requires:
 
10      "Industrial hemp" and "cannabis" means the schedule I
 
11 substance marijuana as defined in section 329-1, Hawaii Revised
 
12 Statutes.
 
13      SECTION 3.  (a)  The State may allow privately-funded
 
14 industrial hemp research to be conducted in Hawaii when the State
 
15 department of public safety issues a controlled substance
 
16 registration, and the United States Department of Justice, Drug
 
17 Enforcement Administration, issues a federally-controlled
 
18 substance registration for research on the agronomic potential of
 
19 industrial hemp.
 
20      (b)  The department of public safety, in cooperation with
 

 
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 1 the Drug Enforcement Administration, may monitor all phases of 
 
 2 this research.
 
 3      (c)  All agronomic data derived from the privately-funded
 
 4 industrial hemp research allowed by this Act and maintained by a
 
 5 government agency shall not be subject to disclosure pursuant to
 
 6 chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, when data is proprietary in
 
 7 nature and disclosure of it would frustrate a legitimate
 
 8 government function.
 
 9      SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval, and
 
10 shall be repealed on June 30, 2002.