Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

December 2017 HDOA Hemp Update


  • The Department:
    1. Is developing hemp seed for its pilot program.



  • February 2018: Applications for licenses may* become available.

*One of HDOA’s seed developers is currently testing a hemp varietal imported from China.  If the varietal tests well, HDOA will release applications in February, and begin limited licensing of growers willing to use the varietal in the Spring.


  • Spring 2018: First licenses awarded.

All dates and times are estimates, and subject to change without notice, being contingent upon seed development and availability.  Check here for updates.




Program Contact:  or call  (808) 832-0676