Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
December 2017 HDOA Hemp Update
- The Department:
- 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.
- If you are interested in participating in the State industrial hemp pilot program when it becomes established, please examine Act 228, Act 199 and the hemp program administrative regulations to see the requirements which prospective applicants will be required to meet in order to receive and maintain licensure under the program when it becomes available. Please continue to check this website for updates and applications as they become available.