As used in this article:

1. “Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a

delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

2. “Institution of higher education” means:

(a) any of the colleges and universities described in subdivision three of section three hundred fifty-two of the education law;

(b) a college established and operated pursuant to the provisions of article one hundred twenty-six of the education law, and providing two-year or four-year post secondary programs in general and technical educational subjects and receiving financial assistance from the state;

(c) the city university of New York, as defined in subdivision two of section sixty-two hundred two of the education law; and

(d) a not-for-profit two or four year university or college given the power to confer associate, baccalaureate or higher degrees in this state by the legislature or by the regents under article five of the education law.