HB 1224

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Feb 17, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

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.

Bill Sponsors (8)



Mar 08, 2021


Senator Doriot added as second sponsor

Mar 02, 2021


Senator Ford J.D. added as cosponsor

Feb 24, 2021


First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
commerce and technology

Feb 22, 2021


Senator Garten removed as second sponsor

Feb 18, 2021


Referred to the Senate

Feb 17, 2021


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 180: yeas 69, nays 28


Senate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Garten, Tallian

Feb 15, 2021


Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 11, 2021


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 14, 2021


Coauthored by Representatives Karickhoff, Bartels, Moed


First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
commerce, small business and economic development


Authored by Representative Eberhart

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1224.02.COMH.FN003 PDF


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