Arizona Industrial Hemp Laws and FAQS

Arizona_Industrial_Hemp_Laws_FAQS 
The following is a complete copy and overview of the Arizona department of agriculture hemp laws. If you are considering hemp farming or other areas of the industry, understanding state laws is vital especially in regards to Delta 9 limits and what testing is required as that varies state to state. Also find an overview of the application process and fees associated with applying in the text below. 

 

TITLE 3. AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 4. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - PLANT SERVICES DIVISION
ARTICLE 10. INDUSTRIAL HEMP

R3-4-1001. Definitions
R3-4-1002. Program Eligibility
R3-4-1003. Licenses; Applications; Renewals; Withdrawal
R3-4-1004. Industrial Hemp Research
R3-4-1005. Fees
Table 1. Fee Schedule
R3-4-1006. Authorized Seed and Propagative Materials
R3-4-1007. Location Requirements; Signage
R3-4-1008. Compliance; Recordkeeping; Audits
R3-4-1011. Notifications; Reports
R3-4-1012. Unauthorized Activity; Violations
R3-4-1013. Corrective Actions
R3-4-1014. Penalties

ARTICLE 10. INDUSTRIAL HEMP

R3-4-1001. Definitions
In addition to the definitions provided in A.R.S. §§ 3-201, 3-311, and A.A.C. R3-4-101, the following
terms apply to this article.
"0.300%" shall have the same meaning as three-tenths percent.
"Associate Director" means the Associate Director of the Plant Services Division.
"Certified laboratory" means the State Agriculture Laboratory or any laboratory certified by the State
Agriculture Laboratory to perform compliance analysis of industrial hemp.
"Hemp" has the same meaning as industrial hemp.
“Intentionally” means the state of mind defined in A.R.S. § 13-105(10)(a) or any successor statute.
“Knowingly” means the state of mind defined in A.R.S. § 13-105(10)(a) or any successor statute.
"Licensing Agreement" means a contract between the Department and an applicant that indicates the
terms and conditions required for a license issued pursuant to this article.
"Manmade causes" means the influence to an industrial hemp crop created by a person, including but
not limited to, irrigation, fertilization, chemical application, or physical interference.
"Natural causes" means the influence to an industrial hemp crop created by elements of nature
including, but not limited to,temperature, wind, rain, hail, or flood.
"Program" means the Industrial Hemp Program.
"Propagative material" means any industrial hemp seedlings, explants, transplants, propagules, or
other rooted material that is grown in a soilless media.
"Responsible party" means an individual that has signing authority of a partnership, limited liability
company, association, company or corporation.
"THC" means Tetrahydrocannabinol
"Total Delta-9 THC concentration" means the total calculable amount of the chemical compound,
Delta-9 THC.

R3-4-1002. Program Eligibility
A. Eligibility requirements. Unless otherwise determined to be ineligible under this article and not
withstanding any other law, a person or responsible party that applies for a program license or
registration shall:
1. Possess a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.
2. Be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident alien, an individual who applies for a program
license, is enrolled in an academic program at an accredited college or university, and does not
meet the criteria in this Section may be sponsored by an academic member of that college or
university who meets the eligibility criteria in this Section and provides proof of eligibility as
required in subsection (B)(2).
3. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application.
B. Proof of eligibility.
1. The Department shall accept a legible photo copy, paper or electronic, of the applicants
fingerprint clearance card described in subsection (A)(1).
2. The Department shall accept the documents listed in A.R.S. § 41-1080(A) as evidence of age and
United States Citizenship or legal residency.

R3-4-1003. Licenses; Applications; Renewals; Withdrawal
A. Any person that grows, harvests, transports, or processes industrial hemp in any of the following
categories shall obtain the appropriate license from the Department and shall abide by the terms and
conditions set forth in the licensing agreement with the Department. Types of licenses include:
1. Grower - An authorized Grower license shall allow the licensee to obtain seed or propagative
materials pursuant to this article for planting, possess authorized seed and/or propagative
materials for planting, cultivate the crop, harvest plant parts, possess and store harvested plant
parts, and transport plant parts for processing.
2. Nursery - An authorized Nursery license shall allow the licensee to propagate eligible seed and
propagative materials for planting for a licensed grower. A licensed Nursery shall not grow
industrial hemp for harvesting purposes, unless also licensed with the Department as a Grower.
3. Harvester - An authorized Harvester license shall allow the licensee to engage in the activity of
harvesting an eligible industrial hemp crop for a licensed grower.
4. Transporter - An authorized Transporter license shall allow the licensee to engage in the transport
of a harvested industrial hemp crop for a licensed grower.
5. Processor - An authorized Processor license shall allow the licensee to engage in the processing,
handling, and storage of industrial hemp or hemp seed at one or more authorized locations in the
state. The licensee may sell, distribute, transfer, or gift any products processed from harvested
hemp that is not restricted in section R3-4-1012
B. At a minimum, applications for a license shall contain the information required in subsections R3-4-
1003(B)(1) through (6), plus any additional information that may be required by the Department.
Location information shall be retained by the Department for not less than three years. Licensing fees
are due at the time of application (R3-4-1005).
1. All licenses.
a. Full name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
b. Fingerprint clearance card identification number of the person or responsible party applying;
c. If the applicant represents a business entity, the full name of the business, the principal
Arizona business location address, the full name, title, and email address of the of the
responsible party;
d. Tax ID or Social Security Number; and
e. Disclosure and explanation of any instance in which the applicant has been denied, debarred,
suspended, revoked, or otherwise prohibited from participating in any public procurement or
licensing activity.
2. Grower's license.
a. Registered planting site(s): street address or major crossroads, legal description, and GPS
coordinates for each field, greenhouse, building or site where industrial hemp will be grown,
updated annually, or within thirty days following a change;
b. Estimated acreage for each outdoor location and/or square footage for indoor or each
greenhouse locations intended for planting.
c. Maps or aerial photos depicting each site where industrial hemp will be grown, handled,
and/or stored, with appropriate designations for entrances, field boundaries, and specific
locations corresponding to the GPS coordinates;
d. Storage location(s) (expressed in GPS coordinates) for seed or propagative materials, and
harvested plants and plant parts.
e. Maps or aerial photos depicting each site where industrial hemp seed and/or propagative
materials will be stored and labeled with the corresponding GPS coordinates;
3. Nursery License.
a. Storage location(s) (expressed in GPS coordinates) for seed or propagative materials;
b. Locations (expressed in GPS coordinates) of all propagation areas; and
c. labeled maps or aerial photos depicting storage and propagation areas.
4. Harvester License. Maps and the street address, legal description, and GPS coordinates for each
location the harvesting equipment will be primarily based.
5. Transporter License. Maps and the street address, legal description, and GPS coordinates for each
location the transporting vehicles and equipment will be primarily based.
6. Processor License.
a. Identification of the part of a harvested hemp crop or plant to be received for processing, in
the following categories:
i. Floral and leaf material;
ii. Seed for oil or grain;
iii. Stalks for fiber or hurds;
iv. Seed or propagative materials for planting;
b. Registered processing site(s): Street address or major crossroads, legal description, and GPS
coordinates for each building or site where hemp will be processed or stored; or where mobile
processing equipment will be primarily based; and
c. Labeled maps or aerial photos depicting the information in subsection (b).
C. Application submission dates. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, but the
expiration date of the license shall be on December 31st annually, or biennially for a two-year
renewal as authorized in subsection (D). Renewal applications will be due no later than December
15th.
D. Application for one or two-year renewals. At a licensee's discretion, a person that has been licensed
by the Department under the industrial hemp program may apply for a one or two year renewal
provided:
1. The person was licensed in the industrial hemp program within the previous calendar year;
2. The license of the person was in good standing at the time of renewal;
3. There is no change in the person or responsible party licensed;
4. There is no change in the physical location of the industrial hemp site;
5. The licensee does not owe any civil penalties, fees, or late charges to the Department; and
6. The person submits the associated fee for a one or two-year renewal.
E. Licensing agreements. All approved applicants for a license shall complete a licensing agreement
issued by the Department prior to receiving a license. The licensing agreement may include additional
terms and conditions as needed to ensure compliance with this article, applicable state and federal
laws, and rules and orders of the Director, but, at a minimum the applicant will agree to:
1. Provide access, for authorized Department inspectors, at any time, to all hemp and hemp seed,
planted or stored, and all records to determine compliance with this article and any state or
federal law, rule or order regulating Cannabis as an agricultural crop;
2. Maintain all records, as stated in section R3-4-1008 of this article;
3. Pay all fees required indicated in Table 1;
4. Comply with all pesticide use restrictions;
5. Comply with all seed laws of the state;
6. Defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Department from liability for the destruction of any
crop or harvested plant in violation of this article;
7. Be solely responsible for all financial or other losses;
8. Be solely responsible for all land use restrictions, applicable city and county zoning, building, and
fire codes and ordinances; and
9. Follow all regulatory, notification and reporting requirements.
F. Program withdrawal. A licensee that intends to voluntarily withdraw from the program shall submit to
the Department a withdrawal notice as prescribed by the Department and comply with the following
conditions.
1. Unless otherwise authorized by the Associate Director, the licensee shall complete a withdrawal
notice at least two weeks prior to withdrawal of the Program;
2. Any industrial hemp or hemp seed, planted, harvested, or stored must be inspected by the
Department prior to transport off of the property, destruction or transfer to a new or existing
licensee;
3. Any licensing and inspection fees paid or invoiced prior to any notice of withdrawal are not
eligible for refund; and
4. Withdrawal after submittal of an application but prior to issuance of a license will be prohibited
unless the Department determines, in its sole discretion, that such withdrawal is appropriate.
G. Site modification. Anytime a licensed grower, processor or nursery modifies the registered site during
the licensing period by changing the location of an existing site or by adding additional sites under
the license, the licensee shall submit a site modification application and associated site modification
fee listed in Table 1 of this article.
H. License transfer. The transfer of an Industrial hemp license is authorized only if the licensee and
eligible program applicant completes a Department issued transfer application and submits any
applicable transfer fees listed in Table 1 of this article. The receiver of a transferred license shall complete a licensing application, and execute a licensing agreement as required by this Article, and
all duties and responsibilities of the licensee shall be transferred to and acknowledged by the receiver
in a written agreement between the licensee and receiver. Any license or other fees paid by the
licensee shall be credited to the benefit of the receiver.

R3-4-1004. Industrial Hemp Research
A. A person, company, college or university that conducts research into the growth, harvesting
techniques, transportation methods, or processing of industrial hemp is required to obtain a license
pursuant to this article.
B. A person, company, college or university conducting not-for-profit research may be exempted from
the licensing fee(s) provided:
1. The applicant submits to the Department a request for an exemption of the licensing fee;
2. The applicant provides a summary of the research to be conducted;
3. The applicant provides a summary of the benefit to the agricultural community that will be
gained;
4. The applicant signs into an agreement with the Department that as a result of the research
conducted the applicant will not gain any monetary profit;
5. The research will be conducted in compliance with this article or any other law, rule, or order
governing the production of industrial hemp; and
6. The results or summary of the research will be published or made publicly available.
C. Intellectual property. The Department holds no rights to any intellectual property of the licensee.
D. Restrictions. A licensee shall not change not-for-profit research to for-profit research without
notifying the Department and paying the required licensing fee.

R3-4-1005. Fees
A. All licensing and/or registration fees are due at the time of application.
B. A Grower applicant or licensee is not required to pay separate harvester and/or transporter licensing
fees, unless providing harvesting and/or transport services for other licensed growers.
C. Inspection and assessment fees are invoiced by the Department and are due within 30 days of the
invoice date.
D. Site modification fees. The appropriate fee shall be submitted at the time an applicant submits a site
modification application as provided in R3-4-1003(G)
E. Processor Assessment fees are based on tonnage reports, shipping manifests or scale receipts of
unprocessed hemp plants or plant parts received.
F. All outstanding Inspection and Assessment fees invoiced prior to November 15th, shall be paid in full
prior to the Department's processing of a licensee's renewal application.
G. THC sample analysis fees. A licensee will be invoiced for any analytical fees beyond the samples
selected to determine regulatory compliance. These include:
1. Any pre-harvest re-samples for crops that indicated a result above the threshold for compliance;
2. Post-harvest samples that have been determined to be a regulatory concern by the Department; or
3. By request from the grower that requires official analysis for commerce.

Table 1. Fee Schedule
License Licensing Fee Inspection/Assessment Fee
Grower $1,500 per license $25 per outdoor acre up to 100
acres
$5 acre for each additional acre
$75 per indoor facility up to 3
acres; $25 per acre for facilities
over 3 acres
$150 per THC sample analysis
(G)
$150 per THC sample analysis
(G)
Nursery $1,000 per license NA
Harvester $150 per license N/A
Transporter $150 per license N/A
Processor $3,000 per license $0.5 ton Fiber
$5 ton Oil Seed/Grain
$100 ton floral material
$150 per THC sample analysis
(G)
All Site modification fee:
$300
N/A

R3-4-1006. Authorized Seed and Propagative Material
A. Authorized seeds and propagative material. Seeds and propagative materials authorized for use by a
licensee is not a guarantee a crop will produce a Total Delta-9 THC concentration of not greater than
0.300%. Seeds and propagative material that are used to produce an industrial hemp crop or plant
shall:
1. Be produced from an industrial hemp crop or plant; and
2. Originate from either:
a. A person, business, college or university licensed or certified in a state or federal program
authorized to produce industrial hemp; or
b. A foreign source that is authorized by the country of origin to export industrial hemp seed or
propagative material to produce an industrial hemp crop.
B. Each licensed grower or nursery is responsible for the acquisition of seed or propagative materials
used for the growth of industrial hemp. The licensee shall provide the Department the following
information prior to planting:
1. A copy of the seed or propagative material producer's certificate, license or equivalent
documentation authorizing the production of industrial hemp;
2. An official analysis of the crop or plant that produced the seed or propagative material that
indicates the crop or plant contained a Total Delta-9 THC concentration of not greater than
0.300% on a dry weight basis;
3. Phytosanitary certificates or nursery certificates issued by a plant regulatory official for any
propagative materials to ensure compliance with A.R.S. § 3-211 and 3 A.A.C. 2; and
4. A pre-planting report, on a form provided by the Department, which includes:
a. The variety/strain name of the material;
b. The amount or quantity of the material;
c. The lot number(s) of the material; and
d. The name, address, phone number and email address of the seed or propagative material
provider.
C. Labeling requirements. All Industrial Hemp seed or propagative material sold within or into Arizona
must be labeled as to variety/strain or hybrid name, and origin. Labelers of seed or propagative
material must provide to the Department, breeder descriptions and variety release information
including any subsequent updates/amendments to these descriptions.
1. For purposes of labeling, the number or other designations of hybrid industrial hemp shall be used
as a variety name.
2. All Industrial Hemp seed for planting purposes sold within or into Arizona is subject to the
Arizona seed laws under A.R.S. §§ 3-231 et seq. and 3 A.A.C. 4.
D. Restrictions.
1. A person that receives seed or propagative materials that does not comply with this article or any
other phytosanitary, seed or labeling law of the state shall immediately notify the Department and
hold the seed or propagative material until a disposition is provided by the Department.
2. The Department may direct a licensee to place a shipment of seed or propagative material on hold
to ensure compliance with this Article and any other law or regulation that may apply to the
shipment of agricultural seed and plants for planting purposes.

R3-4-1007. Location Requirements; Signage
A. Location requirements.
1. A Licensed Grower or Processer shall not grow, process, or store industrial hemp in any
residential dwelling.
2. A Licensee is responsible for maintaining compliance with all applicable city and county land use
restrictions, zoning laws, building, and fire codes and ordinances.
3. A registered location shall be made available for inspection at the request of an inspector during
normal business hours.
4. A licensed grower or processor shall not grow, process, or store any forms of Cannabis that are
not classified as industrial hemp within a single structure at the registered location.
B. Signage. A licensed grower or processor shall conspicuously post signage at the perimeter of the
registered location that includes the following information:
1. The statement, "Arizona Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program - No Trespassing
Allowed";
2. Licensee's name and license number; and
3. The Arizona Department of Agriculture, Industrial Hemp Program phone number.

R3-4-1008. Compliance; Recordkeeping; Audits
A. General compliance requirements.
1. All licensees are subject to audits to ensure compliance with the recordkeeping requirements in
subsection (B);
2. An authorized Department inspector shall be allowed access to all growing, storage, and
processing locations of a licensee's industrial hemp crop, hemp seed, propagative material, harvested material, handling and processing equipment to conduct a visual inspection and
determine if a violation of this article may exist.
B. Recordkeeping. All licensees may be audited to ensure compliance with all recordkeeping
requirements. A licensee shall comply with the recordkeeping requirements in this subsection at a
minimum. Additional recordkeeping requirements may be established as set in policy and updated
annually.
1. All records documenting the growth, propagation, harvesting, storage, agronomic data, shipping,
receiving, transportation, distribution, processing, sale, purchase, third party analysis or research
of all plants, seeds and materials shall be kept within the state of Arizona and made available for
inspection on request.
2. An in-state agent must be maintained for receipt and storage of records.
3. All records shall be maintained for not less than five years.
C. Sampling and testing. All licensees are subject to the collection of a representative sample of any
Cannabis plant, hemp crop or harvested hemp in possession of the licensee or licensee's agent to
determine the total concentration of Delta-9 THC as reported by a certified laboratory to ensure
compliance with this article and any state or federal law, rule or order regulating Cannabis as an
agricultural commodity.
1. Sampling method. The Department shall publish a policy on the methods in which a Cannabis
plant or crop may be sampled, which may be updated annually as needed.
2. Only an authorized Department inspector may collect an official sample to determine compliance
with this article.
3. When collecting an official sample, an authorized Department inspector shall:
a. Collect a representative sample of the crop, plants or harvested crop;
b. Split the official sample as follows:
i. One-third for retention by the Department or to provide to a certified laboratory for
compliance with this article;
ii. One-third for confirmation of analytical results if required; and
iii. One-third that is provided to the licensee for retention or to utilize for additional analysis
by a third party laboratory. Any results provided to the licensee by a third party
laboratory do not supersede official results.
c. Label all official samples with an official sample number, sample date, collector name,
location ID, and grower license ID number;
d. Apply official custody seals to all official samples; and
e. Complete an official chain of custody form that is signed and dated by the inspector and
licensee or the licensee's representative.
4. Sample transport and submission. The Department shall not be liable for samples that are
detained by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency.
a. If a certified laboratory receives a sample with a broken custody seal or incomplete or
missing chain of custody, that sample shall be null and void;
b. All official samples retained by the Department are the property of the Department; and
c. The Department is not liable to reimburse the licensee for official samples collected.
5. Sample results. Any result provided to the Department by a certified laboratory is the property of
the state and a copy shall be provided to the licensee.
D. Volunteer hemp plants. It shall be the responsibility of the licensee to monitor and destroy.

R3-4-1011. Notifications; Reports
A. All notifications and reports for licensees shall be made on forms provided by the Department unless
otherwise indicated in this section or as directed by the Associate Director.
B. Grower Licensees shall notify the Department of the following activity:
1. Notice of intent to harvest no less than 14 days prior to harvest;
2. Intent to transport a harvested crop no less than 72 hours prior to shipment or transport;
3. Notify the Department of any significant damage or destruction of a crop or harvested crop
caused by natural or manmade causes within 48 hours of discovery of the damage or destruction.
4. Notify the Department within 14 days if any change in business information including business
name, address, contact information or responsible party.
C. Planting report. Within 7 days after planting, complete and submit a planting report that includes:
1. The Growers license number;
2. The location(s) where a crop was planted (the "site"), expressed in GPS Coordinates and
displayed on a map or aerial photo;
3. The variety name(s) of each planting corresponding to the location indicated in subsection (C)(2);
and
4. The actual area planted of each site.
D. Grower and nursery reports. By December 31st of each year, a grower or nursery shall provide the
Department a report of the following:
1. The sale or distribution of any industrial hemp grown under the grower's license;
2. The name and address of the person or entity receiving the industrial hemp; and
3. The amount of the industrial hemp sold or distributed
E. Processor notifications. A licensed processor shall notify the department of all shipments of industrial
hemp imported from outside of the state for processing within 72 hours of receipt of the shipment.
The notification shall include:
1. A copy of the shipping manifest that indicates the name, physical address, and phone number of
the shipper, and the total weight of the hemp commodity in the shipment;
2. A copy of the documentation issued by a regulatory official that attests the hemp commodity
contains a Total Delta-9 THC Concentration not greater than 0.300%; and
3. A copy of the industrial hemp grower's certificate, license or equivalent documentation
authorizing the production of industrial hemp in that state;
4. A phytosanitary certificate or certificate of inspection issued by a plant regulatory official; and
5. Documentation issued at origin that attests to the owner, origin, type and amount of hemp
material in the shipment.
F. Other notifications. A licensee shall notify the Department within 72 hours from receipt of results of
any third party analysis that determined a hemp crop or plant sample contained a Delta-9 THC
concentration greater than 0.300%.

R3-4-1012. Unauthorized Activity; Violations
A. A licensee shall have committed a violation of this article by:
1. Failing to provide a legal description of land on which a licensee grows, processes, stores or
researches industrial hemp or hemp seed;
2. Failing to obtain the proper license with the Department;
3. Producing or distributing Cannabis sativa, with a total Delta-9 THC concentration greater than
0.300% on a dry weight basis, unless otherwise permitted by state or federal law, rule or order;
4. Violating a term or condition of the signed licensing agreement or corrective action plan; or
5. Violating any law, rule, or order in the regulation of industrial hemp.
B. False Statement. Any person who materially falsifies any information contained in an application to
participate in the program established under this article shall be ineligible to participate in the
program.
C. No unauthorized person shall:
1. Grow, cultivate, handle, store, harvest, transport, import or process industrial hemp
2. Trespass on a property registered as an industrial hemp site;
3. Disturb, damage or destroy an industrial hemp plant or crop on a registered location; or
4. Tamper, damage or destroy posted signage as required under R3-4-1008.
D. No authorized program licensee shall:
1. Offer for sale, trade, transfer possession of, gift, or otherwise relinquish possession of industrial
hemp plants, plant parts, or hemp seed that is capable of germination to an unauthorized person;
2. Destroy an industrial hemp crop, stored industrial hemp or hemp seed without prior notification
to the Department.
3. Transport industrial hemp plants, seed, propagative material or unprocessed harvested industrial
hemp without notifying the Department; or
4. Import or export industrial hemp plants or plant parts for processing; seed or propagative material
for planting purposes without notifying the Department and complying with all import or export
regulatory requirements as determined by a regulatory official.
E. Intentional or Knowing Violations. Any violation that is determined to be committed intentionally or
knowingly shall be reported to the State Attorney General and any relevant state and local law
enforcement agencies.

R3-4-1013. Corrective Actions
A. In addition to being subject to possible license suspension, license revocation, and monetary civil
penalty procedures set forth in A.A.C. R3-4-1014, a person who is found by the Department to have
violated any law, rule or Director's Order governing that person’s participation in the program shall
be subject to a corrective action plan.
B. The Associate Director may impose a written and dated corrective action plan for a negligent
violation of any law, rule or Director's Order governing a person’s participation in the hemp program.
C. Corrective action plans issued by the Department shall include, at a minimum, the following
information:
1. The requirements a person must fulfill to correct a violation of this article as indicated in
subsection (D);
2. A reasonable date by which the person shall complete violation corrections; and
3. A requirement for periodic reports from the violator to the department about the violator's
compliance with the corrective action plan, laws, rules or Director's Orders for a period of at least
three (3) years from the date of the corrective action plan.
D. Corrective Action Plan. The Department may prescribe one or more of the following provisions to a
person in violation of this article.
1. Hemp crops or harvested hemp shall not be removed from the licensee's registered hemp site if
found in violation of Section R3-4-1012 (A)(3) by having a Total Delta-9 THC concentration of
greater than 0.300% on a dry weight basis.
2. In addition to one or more of the components listed in A.R.S. § 3-317, a corrective action plan
may contain one or more of the requirements:
a. Stripping stalks and destruction of floral material;
b. Sterilization of seed and destruction of floral material;
c. THC remediation of leaf and floral material as prescribed by the Associate Director;
d. Education and training; and/or
e. Other corrective measures prescribed by the Associate Director.
3. Failure to complete the prescribed corrective measure within the timeframe indicated in the
corrective action plan or to complete any component of a corrective action plan shall constitute a
second violation of this Article.
4. The cost of implementing a corrective action plan is the burden of the licensee.
E. Repeat violations. A person that violates this article, the laws governing the production of industrial
hemp, or any order issued by the Associate Director three times in a five-year period shall be
ineligible for license issued by the Department for a period of five years beginning on the date of the
third violation.

R3-4-1014. Penalties
A. Civil penalties. A person that violates this article, a licensing requirement, a licensing term or
condition, or any other rule or order of the Department within a five year period may be fined as
follows:
1. First offense - $1,000
2. Second offense - $2,500
3. Third offense - $5000
B. License suspension. A person that violates this article, a licensing requirement, a licensing term or
condition, or any other rule or order of the Department may have their licensing privileges suspended
until completion of any corrective actions prescribed in Section R3-4-1013.
C. License revocation. A person that intentionally violates this article, a licensing requirement, a
licensing term or condition, or any other rule or order of the Department, or who commits a third
offense within a five year period:
1. Shall have all licenses issued pursuant to this article revoked;
2. All hemp crops, seed, and harvested industrial hemp of the licensee shall be seized and destroyed
as prescribed by the Associate Director.
3. The person found in violation shall be responsible for the cost of the destruction of all hemp
crops, seed, and harvested material; and
4. The person in violation shall not be eligible for a license under this article for a period not less
than five years.
D. Intentional or knowing violations shall be punished according to A.R.S. §§ 3-319 and or 13-3405.

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