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505 ILCS 89/5

    (505 ILCS 89/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
    "Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
    "Hemp" or "industrial hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis and includes any intermediate or finished product made or derived from industrial hemp.
    "Hemp production plan" means a plan submitted by the Department to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115-334, and consistent with the Domestic Hemp Production Program pursuant to 7 CFR Part 990 wherein the Department establishes its desire to have primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp.
    "Land area" means a farm as defined in Section 1-60 of the Property Tax Code in this State or land or facilities under the control of an institution of higher education.
    "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, company, society, association, the State or any department, agency, or subdivision thereof, or any other entity.
    "Process" means the conversion of raw industrial hemp plant material into a form that is presently legal to import from outside the United States under federal law.
    "THC" means delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.
(Source: P.A. 102-690, eff. 12-17-21.)