Terms Used In Michigan Laws 286.842

  • Broker: means to engage or participate in the marketing of industrial hemp by acting as an intermediary or negotiator between prospective buyers and sellers. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Cannabis: means the plant Cannabis sativa L. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and rural development. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Director: means the director of the department, or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • GPS coordinates: means latitude and longitude coordinates derived from a global positioning system. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Grow: means to plant, propagate, grow, cultivate, or harvest live plants or viable seeds. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Grower: means a person registered by the department under this act to grow industrial hemp. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Handle: means to possess, store, or transport industrial hemp on premises owned, operated, or controlled by a registered grower or licensed processor-handler. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Industrial hemp: means the plant Cannabis sativa L. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Licensing and registration fund: means the industrial hemp licensing and registration fund created in section 5. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Market: means to promote or sell industrial hemp or an industrial hemp commodity or product. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Process: means to convert raw industrial hemp into a marketable form. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Processor-handler: means a person licensed by the department under this act to process, handle, broker, or market industrial hemp. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Program: means the industrial hemp licensing and registration program established by this act. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Testing facility: means a safety compliance facility licensed under the medical marihuana facilities licensing act, 2016 PA 281, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  • Variety: means a subdivision of a species that has the following characteristics:
  (i) The subdivision is uniform, in the sense that variations between the subdivision and other subdivisions in essential and distinctive characteristics are describable. See Michigan Laws 286.842
  As used in this act:
  (a) “Broker” means to engage or participate in the marketing of industrial hemp by acting as an intermediary or negotiator between prospective buyers and sellers.
  (b) “Cannabis” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, whether growing or not.
  (c) “Department” means the department of agriculture and rural development.
  
  (d) “Director” means the director of the department, or his or her designee.
  (e) “GPS coordinates” means latitude and longitude coordinates derived from a global positioning system.
  (f) “Grow” means to plant, propagate, grow, cultivate, or harvest live plants or viable seeds.
  (g) “Grower” means a person registered by the department under this act to grow industrial hemp.
  (h) “Handle” means to possess, store, or transport industrial hemp on premises owned, operated, or controlled by a registered grower or licensed processor-handler.
  (i) “Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the viable seeds of that plant and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp includes industrial hemp commodities and products and topical or ingestible animal and consumer products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa L. with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
  (j) “Licensing and registration fund” means the industrial hemp licensing and registration fund created in section 5.
  (k) “Location ID” means the unique identifier established by the applicant for each unique set of GPS coordinates where industrial hemp will be grown, handled, stored, processed, or brokered.
  (l) “Market” means to promote or sell industrial hemp or an industrial hemp commodity or product. Market includes, but is not limited to, efforts to advertise and gather information about the needs or preferences of potential consumers or suppliers.
  (m) “Nonviable seed” means seed that has been crushed, dehulled, heat treated, or otherwise rendered to have a 0.0% germination rate.
  (n) “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity.
  (o) “Plot” means a contiguous area in a field, greenhouse, or indoor growing structure containing the same variety of industrial hemp throughout the area.
  (p) “Process” means to convert raw industrial hemp into a marketable form.
  (q) “Processor-handler” means a person licensed by the department under this act to process, handle, broker, or market industrial hemp.
  (r) “Program” means the industrial hemp licensing and registration program established by this act.
  (s) “Propagule” means a plant or plant part that is utilized to grow a new plant.
  (t) “Research fund” means the industrial hemp research and development fund created in section 4.
  (u) “Testing facility” means a safety compliance facility licensed under the medical marihuana facilities licensing act, 2016 PA 281, MCL 333.27101 to 333.27801, or a testing facility approved by the department.
  (v) “THC” means tetrahydrocannabinol.
  (w) “Variety” means a subdivision of a species that has the following characteristics:
  (i) The subdivision is uniform, in the sense that variations between the subdivision and other subdivisions in essential and distinctive characteristics are describable.
  (ii) The subdivision is distinct, in the sense that the subdivision can be differentiated by 1 or more identifiable morphological, physiological, or other characteristics from all other known subdivisions.
  (iii) The subdivision is stable, in the sense that the subdivision will remain uniform and distinct if reproduced.
  (x) “Viable seed” means seed that has a germination rate of greater than 0.0%.
  (y) “Volunteer cannabis plant” means a cannabis plant that is not intentionally planted and grows of its own accord from seeds or roots in the years following an intentionally planted cannabis crop.