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PDFWAC 16-302-925

Definitions and common terms specific to feminized hemp seed (Cannabis sativa L. subsp. sativa) certification standards.

"Approved cultivar" is any variety designated as eligible for production by federal or local regulatory authorities.
"Dioecious type" means with male and female flowers on separate plants.
"Feminized hemp seed (FHS)" is the progeny of a dioecious female plant that has been pollinated with pollen derived from the same or another dioecious female plant that has been induced to produce pollen. It is a true female plant with XX chromosomes.
"Hemp" is defined by the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program as the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis or as otherwise defined by federal law.
"Hermaphroditic plants" are plants exhibiting male and female flowers, not true females.
"Monoecious type" means with male and female flowers on the same plant.
"Pollen parent" means a reversed female plant from the female line or another reversed female line to create a hybrid.
"Reversed female" means female plants that are induced to produce pollen in replacement of true male plants.
"Seed parent" means female plants used to produce feminized hemp seed.
"Sporting male" is a female plant that produces sterile male flowers.
"THC" means delta-nine (Δ9) tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the component of hemp regulated by federal or local regulatory authorities.
"Variety" means a subdivision of a kind that is distinct, uniform, and stable; "distinct" in the sense that the variety can be differentiated by one or more identifiable morphological, physiological, or other characteristics from all other varieties of public knowledge; "uniform" in the sense that variations in essential and distinctive characteristics are describable; and "stable" in the sense that the variety will remain unchanged in its essential and distinctive characteristics and its uniformity when reproduced or reconstituted as required by the different categories of varieties.
"Volunteer plant" is a hemp plant that was not intentionally planted and is the result from a previous crop.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, [15.49].021, [15.49].310, [15.49].370, and 15.140.030. WSR 21-20-101, § 16-302-925, filed 10/4/21, effective 11/4/21.]
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