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Rule 901:14-2-19 | Prohibited products.


(A) The following products shall not be offered for sale:

(1) Any hemp product which exceeds the acceptable hemp THC level.

(2) All hemp products contained in a batch or lot which via laboratory testing:

(a) Fails to satisfy the standards set forth in Table 9 of the "Cannabis Inflorescence: Standards of Identity, Analysis, and Quality Control" (2014) monograph.

(b) For the purposes of mycotoxin contamination analysis:

(i) The total of the detected amounts, if any, of aflatoxin B1, aflatoxin B2, aflatoxin G1, and aflatoxin G2 exceeds twenty micrograms per kilogram; and

(ii) The detected amount, if any, of ochratoxin A exceeds twenty micrograms per kilogram.

(c) For the purposes of heavy metal contamination analysis:

(i) The detected amount of arsenic, if any, exceeds 0.42 parts per million.

(ii) The detected amount of cadmium, if any, exceeds 0.27 parts per million.

(iii) The detected amount of lead, if any, exceeds 0.87 parts per million.

(iv) The detected amount of mercury, if any, exceeds 0.87 parts per million.

(d) For the purposes of pesticide residue analysis, fails to satisfy the most stringent acceptable standard for an approved pesticide chemical residue in a food item as set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 180, as effective on September 8, 2017.

(3) Any hemp product that was produced in violation of Chapter 928. of the Revised Code or this chapter.

(B) Any prohibited product, as well as all products in their corresponding batch or lot, as outlined in paragraph (A) of this rule shall be immediately destroyed by the processor.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 928.03
Amplifies: 928.02, 928.04
Five Year Review Date: 1/31/2025