Year Passed: 2016
Summary: Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Industries to administer an industrial hemp research program. Allows the department or an institution of higher learning to apply for a permit or waiver to grow industrial hemp for the manufacture of hemp products. Revises the definition of marijuana in the controlled substances law to exclude industrial hemp. The law took effect August 1st, 2016.
Statute: AL Gen. Laws § 20-2-2 (2016)