Industrial Hemp Licensing, Registration and Fees

New! Attorney General Brad Schimel announced an update on May 10 concerning CBD. Read the Department of Justice press release and contact DOJ with any questions on the announcement. 



You are required to have a license to grow or process industrial hemp. The grower license allows you to plant and harvest industrial hemp. A processor license allows you to store, handle, and convert industrial hemp into a marketable form. Both are lifetime licenses. If you are processing only hemp that you grow, you need only the grower license.


Growers and processors will also need to register annually with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection annually to continue growing or processing hemp.

Background check

Your licensing and registration forms include a consent form to allow DATCP to conduct a background check on the applicant. If the applicant is a business, the background check will be for the operations manager. You will not be licensed if you have any criminal drug convictions, either federal or in any state. 


Grower license (one-time fee)
​$150 (0-30 acres)

​$5/acre (31-199 acres)
​$1,000 (200 acres or more)
Processor license
​No fee
License modification
$50/change (plus fee for additional acreage as listed above)
​Grower registration (annual fee)
Processor registration (annual fee)
​$250/sample and test (each field and variety needs at least one sample/test)

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