Hemp Program

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Hemp Program provides oversight and regulation of legally grown hemp for commercial purposes or as part of an Agricultural Pilot Program under the USDA Farm Bill.

The MDAR Hemp Program currently provides oversight and regulation of hemp for commercial purposes in Massachusetts under M.G.L.c. 128 Section 116-123.

The Hemp Program has regulatory authority over Industrial Hemp, and oversees all licensing for hemp cultivators and processors, and enforcement for 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 below 0.3%

For additional information or support, or to sign up for our mailing list, please contact the Program via email: sarah.grubin@mass.gov

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.

Hemp Program Policy Documents

Additional Resources for Hemp Program Policy Documents

Hemp Program Forms and Applications

Additional Resources for Hemp Program Forms and Applications

Guidance Documents

Additional Resources for Guidance Documents

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