Kentucky State Ginseng Laws
Kentucky Revised Statutes 246.650 Definitions.
As used in KRS 246.660, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) "Harvest" means to take any part of the wild ginseng plant while the plant is living. (2) "Wild ginseng" means any ginseng plant growing as nature caused the plant to grow without any assistance from man, but includes any plant grown from seeds of a wild plant replanted within fifty (50) feet of the harvesting point using no implement other than fingers for planting. (3) "Cultivated ginseng" means any ginseng plant grown under natural or artificial shade and cultivated according to varying standards of cultivation procedures.
Effective: July 15, 1982
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 415, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1982.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 246.660 Department to administer program for wild American ginseng -- Regulations.
The department shall administer a program for wild American ginseng in Kentucky which provides a framework, including a limited harvesting season, in which wild American ginseng shall be eligible for exportation in compliance with federal requirements. The department shall promulgate regulations to carry out this program and cooperate with and enter into agreements with any other agency of this state, any other state, or the federal government to carry out this program. Any regulation promulgated under this section shall be no more restrictive than minimum federal requirements.
History: Created 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 415, sec. 2, effective July 15, 1982.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 246.990 Penalties.
(8) Any person who violates any administrative regulation promulgated by the department under the provisions of KRS 246.660 shall have a civil fine imposed of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).