[Rev. 5/24/2016 4:11:11 PM--2015]

CHAPTER 557 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP

NRS 557.010           Definitions.

NRS 557.020           “Agricultural pilot program” defined.

NRS 557.030           “Department” defined.

NRS 557.040           “Industrial hemp” defined.

NRS 557.050           “Institution of higher education” defined.

NRS 557.060           “THC” defined.

NRS 557.070           Growing and cultivation of industrial hemp for certain purposes; certification and registration of site.

NRS 557.080           Regulations.

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      NRS 557.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 557.020 to 557.060, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1973)

      NRS 557.020  “Agricultural pilot program” defined.  “Agricultural pilot program” means a program to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1973)

      NRS 557.030  “Department” defined.  “Department” means the State Department of Agriculture.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1973)

      NRS 557.040  “Industrial hemp” defined.  “Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a THC concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1973)

      NRS 557.050  “Institution of higher education” defined.  “Institution of higher education” means:

      1.  A university, college or community college which is privately owned or which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education; and

      2.  A postsecondary educational institution, as defined in NRS 394.099, or any other institution of higher education.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1974)

      NRS 557.060  “THC” defined.  “THC” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 453A.155.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1974)

      NRS 557.070  Growing and cultivation of industrial hemp for certain purposes; certification and registration of site.

      1.  An institution of higher education or the Department may grow or cultivate industrial hemp if the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for:

      (a) Purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program; or

      (b) Other agricultural or academic research.

      2.  Each site used for growing or cultivating industrial hemp in this State must be certified by and registered with the Department before growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1974)

      NRS 557.080  Regulations.  The State Board of Agriculture may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including, without limitation, regulations necessary to:

      1.  Establish and carry out an agricultural pilot program;

      2.  Provide for the certification and registration of sites used for growing or cultivating industrial hemp; and

      3.  Restrict or prohibit the use or processing of industrial hemp for the creation, manufacture, sale or use of cannabidiol or any compound, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of cannabidiol.

      (Added to NRS by 2015, 1974)