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2-3901. Alternative crop research act; citation; definitions. (a) K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 2-3901 and 2-3902 [and 2-3903], and amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the alternative crop research act.

(b) As used in the alternative crop research act:

(1) "Certified seed" means industrial hemp seed that has been certified by a certifying agency, as defined by K.S.A. 2-1415, and amendments thereto, as having a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

(2) "Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration" means the combined percentage of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and its optical isomers, their salts and acids, and salts of their acids, reported as free THC on a dry weight basis, of any part of the plant cannabis sativa L.

(3) "Department" means the Kansas department of agriculture.

(4) "Hemp products" means all products made from industrial hemp, including, but not limited to, cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastics, seed, seed meal and seed oil for consumption and certified seed for cultivation, if the seeds originate from industrial hemp varieties.

(5) "Industrial hemp" means all parts and varieties of the plant cannabis sativa L., cultivated or possessed by a state educational institution or the department, whether growing or not, that contain a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

(6) "Seed research" means research conducted to develop or recreate better strains of industrial hemp, particularly for the purpose of seed production.

(7) "State educational institution" means the university of Kansas, Kansas state university, Wichita state university, Emporia state university, Pittsburg state university and Fort Hays state university.

History: L. 2018, ch. 62, ยง 1; May 3.

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