Industrial Hemp

NASDA adopted a policy on industrial hemp in September 2002. NASDA Members have since voted in favor of three Action Items on hemp including support for the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a comprehensive item to move towards a fully commercialized industrial hemp industry, and a call for uniform industry standings for testing. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least 41 states have passed laws related to industrial hemp. At least 39 states have laws allowing for the establishment of industrial hemp research or pilot programs (last updated August 2018). In January 2018, Colorado was the first state to have a certified U.S.-bred hemp seed.

State Resource Pages

Please contact Amanda Culp at amanda@nasda.org if you see errors in this spreadsheet.

State Dept of AgricultureWebsite
AlabamaNo Information
ArizonaNo Information
ArkansasNo Information
Californiahttps://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/industrialhemp/faq.html
Coloradohttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agplants/industrial-hemp
DelawareNo Information
FloridaNo Information
Hawaiihttp://hdoa.hawaii.gov/hemp/
IllinoisNo information
IndianaNo information
Kentuckyhttp://www.kyagr.com/marketing/hemp-pilot.html
Mainehttp://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/hemp/
MarylandNo information
Massachusettshttps://www.mass.gov/service-details/hemp-program
MichiganNo information
Minnesotahttp://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/hemp.aspx
Montanahttp://agr.mt.gov/Industrial-Hemp
Nebraskahttp://www.nda.nebraska.gov/plant/hemp/index.html
Nevadahttp://agri.nv.gov/Industrial_Hemp/
New Hampshire
No information
New York
https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/PI/PIHome.html
North Carolina
http://www.ncagr.gov/hemp/index.htm
North Dakota
https://www.nd.gov/ndda/plant-industries/industrial-hemp
Oregonhttp://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/marketaccess/macertification/pages/hemp.aspx
Pennsylvaniahttp://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/industrial_hemp/Pages/default.aspx
Rhode Island
No information
South Carolina
https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/external-affairs-economic-development/industrial-hemp/
Tennesseehttps://www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/hemp.html
Utahhttp://www.ag.utah.gov/cannabis-information.html
Vermonthttp://agriculture.vermont.gov/plant_pest/plant_weed/hemp
Virginiahttp://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/plant-industry-services-hemp.shtml
Washingtonhttps://agr.wa.gov/Inspection/Hemp/
West Virginia
No information
Wisconsinhttps://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/IndustrialHemp.aspx
Wyominghttp://agriculture.wy.gov/divisions/ts/wyindustrialhemp

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