MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

Apply for a license to grow or process Industrial Hemp in Massachusetts.
Most people hear back 3-4 weeks after submitting their application.

Sarah Grubin

The Details of MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

What you need for MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

Any person proposing to plant, grow, harvest, process or sell Industrial Hemp in Massachusetts must obtain a license issued by the Department of Agricultural Resources. 

To complete an Industrial Hemp License application, you will need to

  • Read the MA Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Policy and understand the program requirements, risks and additional considerations. 
  • Download, complete, and sign the appropriate application form. There are three types, see below.
  • Provide a map for each growing and/or processing site. See instructions in Downloads section of this page. 
  • If you are not the property owner, you must download, complete and notarize the Property Owner Statement Form. Submit this form with your application.
  • Submit a $100 application fee by check or money order payable to "Commonwealth of Massachusetts."

Fees for MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

License Type

Application Fee

License Fee

Grower

$100 non-refundable

$300

Processor

$100 non-refundable

$300

Dual Grower/Processor

$100 non-refundable

$500

How to apply MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

Send your application along with the $100 non-refundable application fee to:

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Hemp Program 
251 Causeway Street; Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114 
Attn: Sarah Grubin 

In-person application or fee submissions will not be accepted.  

Downloads for MA Industrial Hemp Program Licensing

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