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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-489



Action of Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; Establishment of Controlled Plant List and Addition of Hemp to Controlled Plant List

[49 Pa.B. 1667]
[Saturday, April 6, 2019]

 A special meeting of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee (Committee) was convened on March 21, 2019, in Room 309, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A Sunshine Notice regarding the special meeting was published at 49 Pa.B. 1032 (March 9, 2019).

 The purpose of the special meeting of the Committee was to establish a Controlled Plant List and consider adding hemp to that list, as authorized under 3 Pa.C.S. § 1511(b)(3)(ii) (relating to designation of noxious weeds and controlled plants).

 A quorum of the Committee was present at the special meeting. After a presentation by the Department of Agriculture and a discussion of the Committee, the Committee voted to approve the following motion:

Pursuant to the authority of this Committee, set forth at section 1511(b) of the act related to Controlled Plants and Noxious Weeds, I make a motion to create a controlled plant list and place on that list hemp and the definition of hemp which shall be, ''The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any viable part of that plant, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.''

Under the authority and requirements of section 1511(b)(3)(iv), the Department hereby publishes the Controlled Plant List, with the addition of hemp to that list.

 The addition of hemp to the Controlled Plant List will become effective 60 days from publication of this notice.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-489. Filed for public inspection April 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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