Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 5780

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 4976

 

*04976HB05780GL_*

Referred to Committee on GENERAL LAW

 

Introduced by:

 

(GL)

 

AN ACT LEGALIZING INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (29) of section 21a-240 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2015):

(29) "Marijuana" means all parts of any plant, or species of the genus cannabis or any infra specific taxon thereof, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. [It] Marijuana does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such mature stalks, except the resin extracted therefrom, fiber, oil, or cake, [or] the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination, or industrial hemp, as defined in 7 USC 5940, as amended from time to time. Included are cannabinon, cannabinol or cannabidiol and chemical compounds which are similar to cannabinon, cannabinol or cannabidiol in chemical structure or which are similar thereto in physiological effect, and which show a like potential for abuse, which are controlled substances under this chapter unless modified;

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2015

21a-240(29)

Statement of Purpose:

To legalize industrial hemp.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. ZIOBRON, 34th Dist.; REP. CARTER, 2nd Dist.

REP. BUMGARDNER, 41st Dist.

H.B. 5780