farm cultivation ", "volunteer plant", "outdoor cultivation", and "registered outdoor hemp farm" in connection with the convening of a working group in section 2 to examine measures to minimize cross-pollination between cannabis plants. in interstate commerce if marijuana is legalized federally. The working group is required to report its findings and recommendations to the executive director of the department of revenue and the general assembly on or before June 1, 2022. requires authorizes the state licensing authority to engage in rule-making on : the implementation, including the process, procedures, andrequirements, and restrictions , for contingency plans for outdoor marijuana cultivation facilities to ameliorate crop loss due to adverse weather ; and Procedures for outdoor marijuana cultivation facilities to follow to temporarily cover crops to protect them from extreme weather; and Section 5 requires the state licensing authority to engage in rule-making onProcedures for the conditional issuance of an employee license identification card. Before January 1, 2022, sections 6 and 7 authorize a medical marijuana cultivation facility licensee or a retail marijuana cultivation facility licensee with outdoor cultivation facilities to take reasonable and necessary steps to ameliorate crop loss due to an adverse weather event. The action is not a violation of state law or rules or local law or regulations unless the state licensing authority or a local authority can show that the action was not reasonable and necessary to prevent or ameliorate crop loss due to an adverse weather event.
- $104,780 to the department of agriculture for agricultural services for the plant industry division and legal services; and
- $279,194 to the department of revenue for use by the specialized business group for marijuana enforcement and legal services.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)