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.
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|