Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. Hemp


80-18-101. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) (a) "Hemp" means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis.

(b) The term does not include synthetic cannabinoids.

(2) "Hemp crude" means a hemp derivative in a temporary state of not complying with the legal definition of hemp, the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or the amount of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid that will be further processed in order to comply.

(3) "Hemp derivatives" means all products that contain or are processed from, extracted from, or manufactured from hemp.

(4) "Marijuana" means all plant material from the genus Cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or seeds of the genus capable of germination.

(5) "Synthetic cannabinoids" has the meaning provided in 50-32-222 and includes any cannabinoids produced artificially, whether from chemical synthesis or biosynthesis using recombinant biological agents, including but not limited to yeast and algae.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 360, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 289, L. 2019; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 59, L. 2021; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 746, L. 2023.