MCL - Section 286.846

Act 547 of 2014

286.846 Grower of industrial hemp; registration required; exception for college or university; application; form and contents; fees.

Sec. 6.

    (1) Except as otherwise provided under this act for a college or university in this state, a person shall not grow industrial hemp in this state unless the person is registered as a grower under this act. A person other than a college or university in this state that wishes to grow industrial hemp in this state shall submit the registration application fee provided under section 16, and register with the department on a form as prescribed by the department that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    (a) The applicant's full name, birth date, mailing address, telephone number, and valid and monitored electronic mail address. If the applicant is a person that is not an individual, the full name of each officer and director, and partner, member, or owner owning in excess of 10% of equity or stock, including his or her birth date, title, and valid and monitored electronic mail address.
    (b) The proposed acreage and greenhouse or other indoor square footage to be planted.
    (c) The street address, location ID, and GPS coordinates for each field, greenhouse, building, or other site where industrial hemp will be grown, handled, or stored.
    (d) Maps depicting each field, greenhouse, building, or other site where industrial hemp will be grown, handled, or stored, with appropriate indications for entrances, field boundaries, and specific locations corresponding to the GPS coordinates provided under subdivision (c).
    (e) If applicable, a request by the applicant that a grower registration issued to the applicant include a designation authorizing the applicant to sell harvested industrial hemp to a processor licensed under the medical marihuana facilities licensing act, 2016 PA 281, MCL 333.27101 to 333.27801, as prescribed under section 10(6).
    (2) An initial grower registration application may be submitted at any time. An initial grower registration issued by the department expires at midnight on November 30 in the year in which it is issued.
    (3) Other than an initial grower registration, a grower registration is valid for 1 year beginning on December 1 and expiring at midnight on the following November 30 each year.
    (4) An application to renew an existing grower registration shall be postmarked on or before November 30. An application submitted after November 30 is subject to a late fee of $250.00.
    (5) An application and supporting documents submitted to the department under this section are exempt from disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.

History: Add. 2018, Act 641, Eff. Jan. 15, 2019
Compiler's Notes: For the transfer of all authorities, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the department of agriculture and rural development to license and regulate process handlers to the cannabis regulatory agency formerly known as the marijuana regulatory agency, see E.R.O. No. 2022-1, compiled at MCL 333.27002.