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The Yurok Tribal Council hereby finds and declares that:

(a) This Yurok Tribe Hemp Ordinance was adopted in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the Tribe by becoming the primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp; and

(b) Within the territories of the Tribe, having an ordinance governing the growing and processing of hemp is in the Yurok Tribe’s best interest; and

(c) The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill) allows for the growth and processing of hemp, subject to regulations, so long as the hemp has a THC concentration of less than the acceptable hemp THC level. [Ord. 78 § 22002, amended, 6/23/2022; Ord. 68 § 22002, amended, 5/21/2020.]