2015 ORS 571.300¹
Definitions for ORS 571.300 to 571.315

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This section is amended
Effective March 29, 2016
Relating to industrial hemp; creating new provisions; amending ORS 475B.005, 571.300, 571.305 and 571.315; and declaring an emergency.

As used in ORS 571.300 (Definitions for ORS 571.300 to 571.315) to 571.315 (Revocation or refusal of license or permit):

(1) "Agricultural hemp seed" means Cannabis sativa seed:

(a) That meets any labeling, quality and other standards set by the Director of Agriculture and that is intended for sale or is sold to, or purchased by, licensed growers for planting; or

(b) That is not intended for planting, but remains in an unprocessed or partially processed condition capable of germination.

(2) "Crop" means any contiguous field of industrial hemp grown under a single license.

(3) "Grower" means a person, joint venture or cooperative that produces industrial hemp.

(4) "Handler" means a person, joint venture or cooperative that receives industrial hemp for processing into commodities, products or agricultural hemp seed.

(5) "Industrial hemp":

(a) Means all nonseed parts and varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, whether growing or not, that contain a cropwide average tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

(b) Means any Cannabis sativa seed that:

(A) Is part of a growing crop;

(B) Is retained by a grower for future planting;

(C) Is agricultural hemp seed or is for processing into, or use as, agricultural hemp seed; or

(D) Has been processed in a manner or to an extent that it is incapable of germination.

(c) Does not mean industrial hemp commodities or products. [2009 c.897 §1; 2015 c.503 §1]

Note: 571.300 (Definitions for ORS 571.300 to 571.315) to 571.315 (Revocation or refusal of license or permit) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 571 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 571—Nursery Stock; Licensed Agricultural Crops, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors571.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.