Department of Agriculture - Licensed Cultivators - Cultivation research.


Published: 2020-01-31

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(A) Any private or non-profit entity, that is otherwise not a university, interested in obtaining a cultivation license for research purposes only shall apply for a license in accordance with rules 901:14-1-02 and 901:14-1-03 of the Administrative Code except that these applicants shall utilize the hemp cultivation research application form.

(B) Hemp cultivation research licensees are exempt from compliance from the following rules of the Administrative Code:

(1) 901:14-1-06 (paragraphs (F) to (H));

(2) 901:14-1-07;

(3) 901:14-1-08;

(4) 901:14-1-12;

(5) 901:14-1-14; and

(6) 901:14-1-16.

(C) Reporting and records.

(1) All hemp cultivation research licensees shall maintain the following records and documentation of their cultivation research:

(a) Date of planting;

(b) Field, greenhouse, or other growing location;

(c) Number of plants, acres, or square footage planted;

(d) Varietal or plant identification information; and

(e) Destruction records as outlined in rule 901:14-1-11 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The records required in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule shall be maintained for a period of three years and shall be made available to the department upon request.

(D) No hemp plant material, under the control of this license, shall be sold, offered for sale, delivered, bartered, auctioned, given away, or otherwise transferred.

(E) All hemp plant material, under the control of this license, shall be destroyed pursuant to rule 901:14-1-11 of the Administrative Code at the conclusion of the research.