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  195.758.  Monitoring system, recordkeeping requirements — inspections, when — destruction of crop, when — aerial surveillance — coordination with local law enforcement — nonviable hemp not subject to regulation. — 1.  Every producer or permit holder shall be subject to an industrial hemp plant monitoring system and shall keep industrial hemp crop and agricultural hemp propagule and seed records as required by the department.  The department may require an inspection or audit during any normal business hours for the purpose of ensuring compliance with:

  (1)  Any provision of sections 195.740 to 195.773;

  (2)  Department rules and regulations;

  (3)  Industrial hemp registration or agricultural hemp propagule and seed permit requirements, terms, or conditions;

  (4)  Any industrial hemp plant monitoring system requirement; or

  (5)  A final department order directed to the producer's* or permit holder's industrial hemp or agricultural hemp propagule and seed operations or activities.

  2.  In addition to any inspection conducted under subsection 1 of this section, the department may inspect any industrial hemp crop during the crop's growth phase and take a representative sample for field analysis.  If a crop contains an average delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration exceeding three-tenths of one percent or the maximum concentration allowed under federal law, whichever is greater, on a dry weight basis, the department may retest the crop.  If the second test indicates that a crop contains an average delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration exceeding three-tenths of one percent or the maximum concentration allowed under federal law, whichever is greater, on a dry weight basis, the department may order any producer to destroy the crop.

  3.  If such crop is not destroyed within fifteen days of the producer being notified by the department by certified mail that the crop contains concentrations exceeding those set forth in subsection 2 of this section, and directing the producer to destroy the crop, such producer shall be subject to a fine of five thousand dollars per day until such crop is destroyed.  No such penalty or fine shall be imposed prior to the expiration of the fifteen-day notification period.

  4.  The Missouri state highway patrol may, at its own expense, perform aerial surveillance to ensure illegal industrial hemp plants are not being cultivated on or near legal, registered industrial hemp plantings.

  5.  The Missouri state highway patrol may coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to certify the destruction of illegal industrial hemp plants.

  6.  The department shall notify the Missouri state highway patrol and local law enforcement agencies of the need to certify that a crop of industrial hemp deemed illegal through field analysis has been destroyed.

  7.  Unless required by federal law, the department shall not regulate the sale or transfer of nonviable hemp including, but not limited to, stripped stalks, fiber, dried roots, nonviable leaf material, nonviable floral material, nonviable seeds, seed oils, floral and plant extracts, unadulterated forage, and other marketable agricultural hemp products to members of the general public both within and outside the state.

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(L. 2018 H.B. 2034, A.L. 2019 S.B. 133)

*Word "producer" appears in original rolls.


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