The application period for 2023 is now open. The online application is available at this link. The application period for 2023 will close on April 30, 2023.
Only first-time applicants need to submit fingerprints and pass a criminal background check.
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 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.