HOUSE BILL 154
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
FOR THE ECONOMIC AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE NEW MEXICO INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUND; EXEMPTING INDUSTRIAL HEMP FROM THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of Chapter 76 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM--NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.--
A. As used in this section, "industrial hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than three-tenths percent on a dry weight basis.
B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the board of regents of New Mexico state university through the New Mexico department of agriculture shall institute and administer an industrial hemp research and development program to permit persons and institutions of higher education to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of studying the growth, cultivation and marketing of industrial hemp in New Mexico.
C. The board of regents of New Mexico state university on behalf of the New Mexico department of agriculture shall promulgate rules to establish and carry out the industrial hemp research and development program, including requirements for participation, application procedures, issuance of permits, inspections, recordkeeping, participation fees not to exceed administrative costs, compliance processes and training of law enforcement personnel.
D. The New Mexico department of agriculture shall issue permits to grow industrial hemp to persons or institutions of higher education pursuant to the promulgated rules.
E. A person or institution of higher education permitted to grow industrial hemp pursuant to this section may grow industrial hemp for the purpose of studying the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp. The cultivation of industrial hemp shall be subject to and comply with the rules promulgated by the board of regents of New Mexico state university on behalf of the New Mexico department of agriculture pursuant to this section.
F. The board of regents of New Mexico state university shall establish a "New Mexico industrial hemp research and development fund". The fund consists of revenue collected by the New Mexico department of agriculture in administration of the industrial hemp research and development program, donations, grants and income earned from investment of the fund and money otherwise accruing to the fund. Money in the fund shall not revert to any other fund at the end of a fiscal year. The board of regents of New Mexico state university shall administer the fund, and money in the fund is appropriated to the board of regents of New Mexico state university for the New Mexico department of agriculture to administer the industrial hemp research and development program and related programs. Money in the fund shall be disbursed on warrants signed by the board of regents of New Mexico state university pursuant to vouchers signed by the director of the New Mexico department of agriculture or the director's authorized representative."
SECTION 2. Section 30-31-6 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1972, Chapter 84, Section 6, as amended) is amended to read:
"30-31-6. SCHEDULE I.--The following controlled substances are included in Schedule I:
A. any of the following opiates, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, unless specifically exempted, whenever the existence of these isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(19) dioxaphetyl butyrate;
(41) racemoramide; and
B. any of the following opium derivatives, their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically exempted, whenever the existence of these salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(4) codeine methylbromide;
(14) morphine methylbromide;
(15) morphine methylsulfonate;
(21) pholcodine; and
C. any material, compound, mixture or preparation that contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically exempted, whenever the existence of these salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(1) 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine;
(2) 5-methoxy-3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine;
(3) 3,4,5-trimethoxy amphetamine;
(7) 4-methyl-2,5-dimethoxy amphetamine;
(9) lysergic acid diethylamide;
(12) peyote, except as otherwise provided in the Controlled Substances Act;
(13) N-ethyl-3-piperidyl benzilate;
(14) N-methyl-3-piperidyl benzilate;
(19) synthetic cannabinoids, including:
(e) 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl) indole;
(f) cannabicyclohexanol (CP 47, 497 and homologues: 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)
-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497); and 5-(1,
(h) dexanabinol, (6aS,10aS)
(i) 1-pentyl-3-(4-chloro naphthoyl) indole;
(k) 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-(3-hydroxy cyclohexyl)-phenol;
(24) 3-fluoromethcathinone; and
D. the enumeration of peyote as a controlled substance does not apply to the use of peyote in bona fide religious ceremonies by a bona fide religious organization, and members of the organization so using peyote are exempt from registration. Any person who manufactures peyote for or distributes peyote to the organization or its members shall comply with the federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and all other requirements of law;
E. the enumeration of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols or chemical derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinol as Schedule I controlled substances does not apply to:
(1) the cultivation of industrial hemp by qualified entities pursuant to the industrial hemp research and development program and rules promulgated by the board of regents of New Mexico state university on behalf of the New Mexico department of agriculture pursuant to that program; or
(2) the use of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols or chemical derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinol by certified patients pursuant to the Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act or by qualified patients pursuant to the provisions of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act; and
F. controlled substances added to Schedule I by rule adopted by the board pursuant to Section 30-31-3 NMSA 1978."
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