Industrial Hemp

As the department works to develop and implement a program for regulating industrial hemp in Oregon, it is our goal that this program provide assurance of compliance to state laws, continued good health, safety and welfare to Oregon’s citizens, while providing yet another opportunity for Oregon agriculture to grow.​

Notice of proposed rulemaking

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has scheduled a public hearing to discuss proposed rule changes related to the ODA Hemp Program.

Notice of proposed rulemaking for hemp
Permanent rules for growing, handling, retail sales, and testing of industrial hemp​.

  • Public hearing: April 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    Oregon Department of Agriculture
    Basement Hearing Room
    635 Capitol Street SE, Salem

Last day to offer public comment on the proposed rule changes: May, 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Federal Hemp Program

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Section 10113) directs the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue regulations and guidance to implement a program for the commercial production of industrial hemp in the United States.

Register before growing or handling

All registrations expire on December 31 of the calendar year and are not pro-rated at any time during the calendar year.

You must have a copy of your registration number before growing or handling industrial hemp. Industrial hemp registration applications submitted with complete and accurate information can take as long as four weeks to process. Applications containing incomplete or inaccurate information can take longer.​

Additional registration is needed for those wishing to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed. The agricultural hemp seed production registration must accompany either a grower or handler registration and is an option on both applications to include.

Frequently asked questions about industrial hemp​


Industrial hemp growers registration application (2019)

Use this application to apply for growing industrial hemp and handling agricultural hemp seed.Registration application for growing industrial hemp

Industrial hemp registration change request form

Use this form to revise information that was initially reported on your industrial hemp registration.Change request form

Industrial hemp sample request for growers

Use this form to request an official sampling from the ODA or an accredited laboratory.Sampling request for industrial hemp

Production information: Insects and mites associated with hemp

Info from Colorado State University on all of the “bugs” (insects, spiders, mites, etc.) that might be found in a hemp field.Hemp insects identification website


Industrial hemp handlers registration application (2019)

Registration application for handling industrial hemp

Laboratories and testing

ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratories who are licensed with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) can conduct pre-harvest testing of industrial hemp.

Full list of ORELAP accredited labs​

Industrial hemp pre-harvest testing: Sampling protocol & process

All sampling must be performed by personnel employed by a laboratory or ODA.Industrial hemp sampling protocol (Exhibit A)
Industrial hemp on-site sampling form

Industrial hemp pre-harvest testing: Testing protocol

All testing must be performed by personnel employed by a laboratory or ODA.Industrial hemp testing protocol

Industrial hemp pre-harvest: THC report

This form is for laboratory use for reporting total Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in pre-harvest tests of industrial hemp.Industrial hemp pre-harvest THC report

Test results notification form for industrial hemp

Test results notification form

​Laws and rules

Oregon Administrative Rules 603-048: Industrial Hemp

OAR 603-048: Industrial Hemp

Oregon Revised Statue Chapter 571

ORS 571.300 to 571.348

Testing rules for industrial hemp

There is a reporting requirement for failed tests on consumable commodities or products by a laboratory. Testing rules are based on requirements provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).OAR 333-007 Marijuana Labeling, Concentration Limits, and Testing
OAR 333-064 Accreditation of Laboratories

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Register to receive email correspondence regarding industrial hemp industry implementation and regulation.

[source Oregon Dept. of Ag]

Updated on May 9, 2019

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