Clarify That Food and Food Products Containing Hemp-derived Cannabidiol Produced and Sold within the State Are Not Adulterated

Last updated: May 14, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Marijuana
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Craig Hickman, House 81
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 630

Position:

Support.

UPDATED: Here's a link to the law: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_129th/chapters/PUBLIC12.asp

Summary:

Part A of this bill provides that food and food products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol that are produced and sold within the State are not considered to be "adulterated" under state law, and the production, marketing, sale or distribution of food or food products containing hemp may not be prohibited.

Part B of this bill changes the term in Maine law "industrial hemp" to "hemp" and defines "hemp" to match the definition of "hemp" in the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.