Agriculture & Markets - Growth of Hemp - Definitions


Published: 2020-03-13

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§ 505. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such
plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts,
cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether
growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not
more than three-tenths of a percent on a dry weight basis.

2. "Institution of higher education" means:

(a) any of the colleges and universities described in subdivision
three of section three hundred fifty-two of the education law;

(b) a college established and operated pursuant to the provisions of
article one hundred twenty-six of the education law, and providing
two-year or four-year post-secondary programs in general and technical
educational subjects and receiving financial assistance from the state;

(c) the city university of New York, as defined in subdivision two of
section sixty-two hundred two of the education law; and

(d) a not-for-profit two or four-year university or college given the
power to confer associate, baccalaureate or higher degrees in this state
by the legislature or by the regents under article five of the education
law.

3. "License" means a license, permit or registration issued pursuant
to this article.

4. "Processing of hemp in connection with its growing and cultivation"
means the growing, cultivation, cloning, harvesting, drying, curing,
grinding and trimming of hemp plants.