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: email@example.com
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.
Frequently Asked Questions: Farm Bill 2018 (PDF 104.86 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions: Industrial Hemp in Massachusetts (PDF 115.5 KB)
Hemp Program Policy Documents
MA Hemp Program Policy (PDF 241.92 KB)
MA Cannabis Pesticide Policy (PDF 236.71 KB)
Pesticide Use on Cannabis Advisory (PDF 429.42 KB)
Hemp Program Forms and Applications
Commercial Industrial Hemp Processor License Application (PDF 541.06 KB)
Commercial Industrial Hemp Grower License Application (PDF 547.48 KB)
Property Owner Statement Form (PDF 128.04 KB)
Industrial Hemp Planting Form (PDF 268.96 KB)
Industrial Hemp Harvest Report (PDF 252.63 KB)
Instructions: How to Create a Map of your Site (PDF 11.5 MB)