We are now accepting applications for 2020.

Please visit the licensing page to begin.

Any persons wishing to grow or process hemp in Minnesota must obtain a Hemp Program license.

Only first-time applicants need to submit fingerprints and pass a criminal background check.


Follow the steps below to complete the 2020 application process:

STEP 1: Applicant fills out online application, registers their grow and processing locations on a GIS map, and pays the program fees.

STEP 2: Once the application is completed and the fees paid, MDA staff will send the applicant their license.


If you cannot complete the application online, please call the MDA Hemp Program at (651) 201-6600 to request a paper form. 

No one will have access to your private data except those permitted access by law, your written consent, court order, or those department employees whose job duties require access. Names, addresses of study participants, and locations of research or study sites are private data.


2020 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 non-transferrable. **New for 2020- there is a $50 processing fee for all changes to licenses. Such changes include: changing the license holder's name; adding new grow or processing locations; and 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 $175
Change Fee $50
Processor License $250