The application deadline for 2023 hemp licenses has been extended! The application period for 2023 will close on May 31, 2023. Those interested in applying for a license will need to complete a paper application. Paper applications can be requested by contacting email@example.com.
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.
First-time applicants need to submit fingerprints and pass a criminal background check. The MDA program staff will send all first-time applicants a blank fingerprint card and instructions on how to request the background check after the application is completed. Any applicant with a controlled substance-related felony conviction in the previous 10-year period will not be eligible for licensure.
The MDA is required to collect annual fees for registration of sites and certification of hemp crops through THC testing. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. There is a $50 fee for all license changes made after the initial application period. Such changes include changing the license holder's name, adding a grower or processor category, and adding or changing grow or processing locations. All changes must be made by submitting a Change Request Form.
*PLEASE NOTE: THE MINIMUM COST OF A GROWER LICENSE IS $400 ($150 + $250 FOR ONE LOCATION) AND THE MINIMUM COST OF A PROCESSOR LICENSE IS $500 ($250 + $250 FOR ONE LOCATION). EACH LICENSE CATEGORY MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF ONE REGISTERED LOCATION.
|Each Sample for THC Testing||$100|
|Each Inspection Beyond the First One||$250|
|License Change Fee||$50|
THC Testing Fees:
Every hemp variety planted is considered a separate lot and must be reported and tested separately. The licensee will be invoiced for each sample taken. The fee of one THC test is $100. If more than one variety is grown, each one will be sampled separately and invoiced after the inspection at $100 per variety. If more than one inspection at a location during the year is required, then the licensee will be invoiced $250 for the additional inspection, plus $100 per THC test beyond the first one.