924.212 Hemp marketing program.

(A) There is hereby established the hemp marketing program. Except as provided under divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the procedures, requirements, and other provisions that are established under sections 924.20 to 924.30 of the Revised Code and rules that apply to the grain marketing program shall apply to the hemp marketing program. For purposes of that application, references in those sections to "grain" are deemed to be replaced with references to "hemp."

(B) The hemp marketing program operating committee shall consist of eighteen members. Fourteen of those members shall be elected in accordance with section 924.22 of the Revised Code. The director of agriculture shall appoint the remaining four members. The appointed members of the board shall be voting members of the committee.

(C) With regard to the levying of assessments under section 924.26 of the Revised Code, the assessment on hemp shall be one-half of one per cent of the value of hemp seed, fiber, or flower at the first point of sale.

Added by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 57, §1, eff. 7/30/2019.