Sec. B-12. 28-B MRSA §102, sub-§27, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 409, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
Whereas, the federal Food and Drug Administration, in response to the passage of the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, released a statement announcing that it is unlawful under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to introduce food containing added cannabidiol into interstate commerce because it is an active ingredient in a federally approved pharmaceutical drug; and
Sec. B-8. 17-A MRSA §1107-A, sub-§3, ¶A, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 430, §4 and affected by §10, is amended to read:
Sec. B-3. 17-A MRSA §1103, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 61, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. B-2. 17-A MRSA §1101, sub-§22, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 61, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. B-6. 17-A MRSA §1105-D, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 61, §5, is amended to read:
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. B-4. 17-A MRSA §1105-A, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 61, §3, is amended to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, food or food products that contain hemp or any part of the hemp plant, including the seeds and all naturally occurring cannabinoids, compounds, concentrates, extracts, isolates, resins, isomers, acids, salts, salts of isomers or cannabidiol derivatives, are not considered to be adulterated or misbranded under this subchapter based solely on the inclusion of hemp or any part of the hemp plant. The nonpharmaceutical or nonmedical production, marketing, sale or distribution of food or food products within the State that contain hemp or any part of the hemp plant may not be restricted or prohibited within the State based solely on the inclusion of hemp or any part of the hemp plant. A food establishment may not make any claims that food or food products that contain hemp can treat, cure or prevent any disease without approval pursuant to federal law. For the purposes of this section, “hemp” has the same meaning as in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1.
Fees collected will cover Departmental costs including, but not limited to:
The licensee will allow the inspection and sampling of the hemp crop at any and all times that the Department deems necessary. The licensee will be notified prior to inspection and sampling. During the inspection and sampling the licensee or authorized representative will allow complete and unrestricted access to all hemp plants within the licensed growing area(s).
Maine Sources for Hemp Seedlings or Clones
Plants will be randomly sampled in each hemp lot and tested for THC content.