Laws Authorizing Commercial Hemp Cultivation
Year Passed: 1999
Summary: The North Dakota Legislature approved House Bill 1428 recognizing industrial hemp having no more than 0.3 percent THC as an "oilseed." This legislation also establishes licensing procedures to allow local farmers to grow hemp commercially. Applicants must complete a criminal history check, and any person with a prior criminal conviction is not eligible for licensure. (See North Dakota Hemp Research Law.)
Laws and Resolutions Authorizing Hemp Research
Year Passed: 1997
Summary: The North Dakota Legislature approved House Bill 1305 "to provide for a study of industrial hemp production by the [state] agricultural experimental station." The state study was completed in July 1998.