Industrial Hemp Program

The MDAR Hemp Program provides oversight and regulation of hemp for commercial purposes in Massachusetts. The services on this page are for potential and current hemp growers and processors.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Hemp Program provides oversight and regulation of legally grown hemp for commercial purposes under M.G.L.c. 128 Section 116-123 or as part of an Agricultural Pilot Program (under the USDA Farm Bill) in Massachusetts.

The Hemp Program oversees all licensing for hemp cultivators and processors, and enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to Industrial Hemp in the Commonwealth. The Hemp Program offers the following services:

- Licensing for Growers and Processors through an application process
- Inspection of growing sites and processing facilities
- Education and outreach to interested parties and hemp program participants
- Certification of Industrial Hemp through regulatory testing to ensure THC levels < 0.3%

This page is informational only and is not intended to give legal advice. MDAR is not responsible for the content of the information contained in any links provided.

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