Creating a program to research the use of industrial hemp. Enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act (Act), which allows the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), either alone or in coordination with a state institution of higher education, to grow and cultivate industrial hemp and promote the research and development of industrial hemp, in accordance with federal law. The bill allows individuals to participate in the research program under the authority of the KDA. Nothing in the Act is to be construed to authorize any person to violate state or federal law.
STATUS: Signed by Gov. Colyer on 4/20/18
Alternative crop (hemp) research bill.
A Concurrent Resolution requesting the department of Com merce and Housing to form a task force to investigate and research the viability of nonpsychoactive industrial hemp as an alternative crop. Introduced in the Senate on 2/3/97 by Senator David Corbin and was referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee.