We are no longer accepting applications at this time. 

The application period for 2021 will begin around September 1, 2020.

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.

Read our FAQ to learn more about the 2018 Farm Bill and its legalization of hemp.

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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: