The application period for 2021 Minnesota Hemp Program licenses will open on November 2, 2020 and remain open through April 30, 2021. Paper application forms will be available on this webpage beginning November 2, and the online application will be available on November 9. 

If you are a current license holder and need to add or change locations, submit a Change Request Form. If you need to request an inspection/THC test, submit a Planting/Harvest Report.

The Minnesota State Plan for commercial hemp regulation was approved by USDA and will go into effect on January 1, 2021. Visit the USDA- AMS website to view the Draft of the Minnesota State Plan to be Accepted by USDA. Click here to read the USDA Approval letter and the USDA approval certificate

Read our FAQ to learn more about the Hemp Program.

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Hemp indoor grow horizontal leaf with rows, photo by MDA 2019

The Hemp Research Pilot Program studies the growth, cultivation, and marketing of hemp. To better learn about hemp in Minnesota, pilot participants are required to provide reports to the MDA regarding seed varieties planted, agronomic findings, and any processing, distribution and sales of products. The pilot program has been administered by the MDA since 2016.

The MDA hosted three listening session around the state in November 2019 to gather input on Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program. You can access the presentations here: