The purpose of this chapter is to assert Tribal sovereignty and to:
(a) Create a Department of Agriculture to manage the Yurok Tribe Hemp Program; and
(b) Regulate hemp as an agricultural commodity in compliance with Tribal and federal law; and
(c) Promote economic development for the Yurok Tribe through the production/processing of hemp and the development of new commercial sales for farmers and businesses through the sale of hemp products; and
(d) Enable the Yurok Tribe, its licensees, and any potentially affiliated institutions of higher education, to conduct research regarding the production of hemp within the territories of the Tribe; and
(e) Promote this territory’s hemp industry; and
(f) Encourage and empower research into hemp production and the creation of hemp products at institutions of higher education and in the private sector.