Florida Senate - 2019 (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7102 FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology 580-03561C-19 20197102pb 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to hemp; creating s. 581.218, F.S.; 3 providing legislative findings; defining terms; 4 providing requirements for the distribution and retail 5 sale of hemp extract; amending s. 893.02, F.S.; 6 revising the term “cannabis” to exclude hemp for 7 purposes of ch. 893, F.S.; providing a contingent 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 581.218, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 581.218 Hemp extract.— 15 (1) LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.—The Legislature finds that: 16 (a) Hemp is an agricultural commodity. 17 (b) Hemp-derived cannabinoids, including, but not limited 18 to, cannabidiol, are not controlled substances or adulterants. 19 (c) Products containing one or more hemp-derived 20 cannabinoids, including, but not limited to, cannabidiol, 21 intended for ingestion are foods and not controlled substances 22 or adulterated products. 23 (d) The addition of hemp derivatives, including, but not 24 limited to, hemp-derived cannabidiol, to cosmetics, personal 25 care products, and products intended for human or animal 26 consumption is not an adulteration of such products. 27 (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 28 (a) “Cannabidiol” means the compound by the same name, 29 which is derived from the hemp variety of the plant Cannabis 30 sativa L. 31 (b) “Contaminants unsafe for human consumption” includes, 32 but is not limited to, any microbe, fungus, yeast, mildew, 33 herbicide, pesticide, fungicide, residual solvent, metal, or 34 other contaminant found in any amount that exceeds any of the 35 Department of Health’s accepted limitations as determined by 36 rules promulgated in accordance with s. 381.986, or other 37 limitation pursuant to Florida law, whichever is lowest. 38 (c) “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part 39 of that plant, including seeds, derivatives, extracts, 40 cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers 41 thereof, whether growing or not, which does not exceed the 42 concentration of THC authorized under subparagraph (d)2. and in 43 7 U.S.C. s. 5940. The term includes industrial hemp as defined 44 in s. 1004.4473. 45 (d) “Hemp extract” means a no-THC or low-THC substance or 46 compound that: 47 1. Is derived from or contains any part of the plant 48 Cannabis sativa L. which meets the definition of industrial hemp 49 under s. 1004.4473; 50 2. Contains a total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol 51 concentration, including immediate precursors, that does not 52 exceed 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis; and 53 3. Does not contain other controlled substances. 54 (e) “Independent testing laboratory” means a laboratory 55 that: 56 1. Does not have a direct or indirect interest in the 57 entity whose product is being tested; 58 2. Does not have a direct or indirect interest in a 59 facility that cultivates, processes, distributes, dispenses, or 60 sells no-THC or low-THC hemp extract or a substantially similar 61 substance in another jurisdiction; cultivates, processes, 62 distributes, dispenses, or sells marijuana as defined in s. 63 381.986; or cultivates, processes, distributes, dispenses, or 64 sells industrial hemp; and 65 3. Is accredited by a third-party accrediting body, such as 66 the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation or Assured 67 Calibration and Laboratory Accreditation Select Services, as a 68 competent testing laboratory pursuant to standard ISO/IEC 17025 69 of the International Organization for Standardization. 70 (3) DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL SALE OF HEMP EXTRACT.—Hemp 71 extract may be distributed and sold in this state only if the 72 product: 73 (a) Has a certificate of analysis that is prepared by an 74 independent testing laboratory which states: 75 1. The hemp extract is the product of a batch tested by the 76 independent testing laboratory; 77 2. The batch contained a total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol 78 concentration, including immediate precursors, which does not 79 exceed 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis pursuant to the testing 80 of a random sample of the batch; and 81 3. The batch does not contain contaminants unsafe for human 82 consumption. 83 (b) Is distributed or sold in packaging that includes: 84 1. A scannable barcode or quick response code linked to the 85 certificate of analysis of the hemp strain extract by an 86 independent testing laboratory; 87 2. The batch number; 88 3. The Internet address of a website where batch 89 information may be obtained; 90 4. The expiration date; 91 5. The number of milligrams of no-THC or low-THC hemp 92 extract; and 93 6. A statement that the product contains a total delta-9 94 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration, including immediate 95 precursors, which does not exceed 0.3 percent on a dry-weight 96 basis. 97 Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 893.02, Florida 98 Statutes, is amended to read: 99 893.02 Definitions.—The following words and phrases as used 100 in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the 101 context otherwise requires: 102 (3) “Cannabis” means all parts of any plant of the genus 103 Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin 104 extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, 105 manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the 106 plant or its seeds or resin. The term does not include 107 “marijuana,” as defined in s. 381.986, if manufactured, 108 possessed, sold, purchased, delivered, distributed, or 109 dispensed, in conformance with s. 381.986. The term does not 110 include hemp as defined in s. 581.218 or industrial hemp as 111 defined in s. 1004.4473. 112 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 113 SB 1020 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 114 is adopted in the same legislation session or an extension 115 thereof and becomes a law.