In particular, federal law requires VDACS to review a person's criminal history report before authorizing the person to grow industrial hemp. State legislators have considered several policy issues: the definition of hemp, licensing of producers, regulation and certification of seeds, state commissions, and legal protection of producers. At least 47 states have enacted laws to establish hemp production programs or allow hemp cultivation research. Where can I find hemp seeds or clones to start growing hemp? To apply for an industrial hemp processor registration or renew your industrial hemp processor registration, complete the application below.
The Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established the Industrial Hemp Compliance Program (IHCP) for the implementation of Assembly Bill 45 on industrial hemp products. Section 81001 of the California Food and Agriculture Code (FAC) establishes an Industrial Hemp Advisory Board to advise the CDFA and make recommendations related to industrial hemp cultivation, including industrial hemp seed laws and regulations, annual budgets, and the establishment of a rate of evaluation. If your state or tribe does not have a pending or approved hemp production plan, you can apply for a USDA hemp production license. State and tribal hemp production programs must be submitted through the Hemp Management Platform (HEMP).
For hemp producers licensed under an approved state and tribal plan, contact your state or hemp program representative for sampling requirements, since requirements differ from program to program. Industrial Hemp Batch UpdatesTo change or add an industrial hemp batch (production field) to your record, complete the form below. Disposal ReportA batch of industrial hemp with a THC concentration that exceeds the acceptable THC level of industrial hemp should be remediated or eliminated. To request an industrial hemp dealer registration or to renew your industrial hemp dealer registration, complete the application below.
In the U.S.), hemp producers are not subject to the growing requirements outlined in the federal final rule if a state has an approved regulatory plan or is in the process of developing a regulatory plan. Each state or tribal plan provides details on practices and procedures that allow hemp producers to grow hemp in their jurisdiction and in accordance with federal laws. North Carolina growers who wish to grow industrial hemp will need to apply for a license from the Industrial Hemp Commission, which must be approved by the members of the commission. VDACS has released information to help industrial hemp producers identify pesticide products that can be used on hemp crops grown in Virginia.
State legislatures have taken steps to establish state-licensed hemp programs and promote hemp as an agricultural product in recent years. Now, growers can grow hemp if they meet those requirements or if they are growing according to an approved state or tribal hemp production plan.