IN HB1224 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)
Status: Engrossed on February 18 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-08 - Senator Doriot added as second sponsor
Pending: Senate Commerce & Technology Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]


Craft hemp flower and hemp production. Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Provides that the state seed commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that is more strict than required under federal law or regulation. Removes an exemption to a person who knowingly or intentionally grows or handles smokeable hemp without a license from the penalty of growing or handling hemp without a license. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold only to a processor licensed in Indiana. Provides that a food is not considered adulterated for containing low THC hemp extract or craft hemp flower. Creates contaminant testing and packaging requirements for the distribution and sale of craft hemp flower. Establishes penalties for selling or distributing craft hemp flower in violation of the requirements. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person knowingly: (1) sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age; and (2) purchases craft hemp flower for delivery to another person who is less than 21 years of age. Provides that a retail establishment that sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age commits a Class C infraction. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person less than 21 years of age: (1) purchases craft hemp flower; (2) accepts craft hemp flower for personal use; or (3) possesses craft hemp flower on his or her person. Provides that a person who, while a motor vehicle is in operation or located on the right-of-way of a public highway, possesses a container that contains craft hemp flower, and: (1) the container does not have tamper evident packaging; or (2) the tamper evident packaging has a broken seal; commits a Class C infraction. Provides that a violation is not considered a moving violation. Defines "craft hemp flower". Provides that craft hemp flower is not included in the definition of "controlled substance analog", "hashish", "low THC hemp extract", or "marijuana". Repeals the definition of "smokable hemp" and criminal penalties concerning smokable hemp. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections.

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Craft hemp flower and hemp production.


Roll Calls

2021-02-17 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 69 N: 28 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-09 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-08SenateSenator Doriot added as second sponsor
2021-03-02SenateSenator Ford J.D. added as cosponsor
2021-02-24SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
2021-02-22SenateSenator Garten removed as second sponsor
2021-02-18HouseReferred to the Senate
2021-02-17HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Garten, Tallian
2021-02-17HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 180: yeas 69, nays 28
2021-02-15HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2021-02-11HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2021-01-14HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development
2021-01-14HouseCoauthored by Representatives Karickhoff, Bartels, Moed
2021-01-14HouseAuthored by Representative Eberhart

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