38-35-2. Purchasing, receiving, or obtaining industrial hemp--License required--Violation as misdemeanor.

No person may purchase, receive, or obtain industrial hemp or product in process, other than industrial hemp seed or industrial hemp product, for planting, storing, propagating, producing, or processing unless the person has a license as provided by this chapter or is working under contract with or under the direction of a licensee. The licensee is responsible, either civilly or criminally, for any person working under contract with or under the direction of a licensee for all sections of this chapter.

It is a Class 2 misdemeanor to purchase, receive, or obtain industrial hemp or product in process, other than industrial hemp product, for planting, storing, propagating, producing, or processing without a license. No unlicensed person is subject to criminal penalties for possession or distribution of hemp seed.

Source: SL 2020, ch 176, § 2, eff. Mar. 27, 2020; SL 2022, ch 155, § 2, eff. Mar. 18, 2022.