The application for 2021 Minnesota Hemp Program licenses is now open. New applicants, click here to begin: MDA Hemp Program application for first time applicants.

The application will remain open through April 30, 2021. Paper application forms are now available by request (hemp.mda@state.mn.us, 651-201-6600). 

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.

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.

 

2021 FEES

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 new grow or processing locations, or changing existing grow or processing locations. All changes must be made by submitting a Change Request Form. 

Grower License $150
Each Grow Location  $250
Each Additional Inspection for THC Testing Beyond First Harvest $250
Each Additional Sample for THC Testing Beyond First Sample $125 
License Change Fee  $50
Processor License $250