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INDUSTRIAL USE OF HEMP (MARIJUANA). INITIATIVE STATUTE. Legalizes the growing, harvesting, storage and use of hemp for industrial purposes such as the production of building materials, cloth, industrial chemicals and paper. Defines industrial hemp as all varieties of the plant genus cannabis (marijuana), whether growing or not, containing less than one percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Allows law enforcement officers to enter fields, without probable cause, to take samples for testing. Requires growers to register annually with the State Department of Food and Agriculture. States that new law may not be construed to interfere with enforcement of laws governing controlled substances. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: If allowed under federal law, the measure's legalization of hemp cultivation would probably result in minor costs to state and local government to administer and enforce its provisions.
Sam H. Clauder Ii, 12922 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, California 92840 (714) 894-8400
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Industrial Use Of Hemp (Marijuana). California Initiative 785 (1997).