Year Passed: 2014
Summary: The Cannabis Control Act establishes a hemp pilot program, allowing institutions of higher education and the Department of Agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural and academic research. This pilot program studies “the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp.” Before conducting research, the Department of Agriculture and local law enforcement must be informed in writing. Any site used to grow or cultivate industrial hemp must be registered with the Department of Agriculture. Institutions of higher education must provide quarterly and annual reports to the Department of Agriculture and are subject to inspection. The annual report is due on or before October 1. Further, the Department of Agriculture can adopt rules to comply with federal rules or to adopt emergency rules deemed necessary to public interest safety and welfare.
Statute: 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 550/ 15.2 (2014)