The application period for the 2021 Minnesota Hemp Program license period is now closed.

The application period for 2022 will open on November 1, 2021.

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, please contact the MDA Hemp Program.

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 Minnesota State Plan

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: