An accredited independent testing laboratory that has been approved by the authority or the State Department of Agriculture may test industrial hemp and industrial hemp commodities and products produced or processed by a grower, handler or agricultural hemp seed producer registered under ORS 571.281 (Grower and handler registration).
A grower or handler may not sell or transfer an industrial hemp commodity or product that is intended for human consumption unless the commodity or product is tested by a laboratory described in subsection (2) of this section to ensure that the commodity or product meets the requirements adopted by the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 475B.555 (Testing standards and processes) (1)(a) and (b) and (2) for testing marijuana items.
For purposes of this section, the department shall adopt rules:
Establishing protocols for the testing of industrial hemp commodities and products; and
Establishing procedures for determining batch sizes and for sampling industrial hemp commodities and products.
This section does not apply to:
Agricultural hemp seed;
Seeds of the plant genus Cannabis within the plant family Cannabaceae that are incapable of germination;
Products derived from seeds described in paragraph (b) of this subsection; or
Other parts of industrial hemp that the department identifies by rule as exempt. [2016 c.71 §9; 2018 c.116 §11]Note: See note under 571.260 (Short title).