Rhode Island

Industrial Hemp

Program Operations

Pursuant to the Hemp Growth Act, the Department is responsible for licensing and regulatory oversight of Industrial Hemp growers and handlers.

Norman Birenbaum – Implementation Director, Policies and Programs

Statutory History

  • The Hemp Growth Act, RI Gen. Laws § 2-26-1, et seq.

Statutes, Rules and Regulations

The final rules and regulations posted above reflect changes made by the Department as a result of public comment that was received from August 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act. The final rules and regulations were filed with the Rhode Island Secretary Of State on September 19, 2018 and will take effect as of October 9, 2018.

Applications for Licenses Issued By the Department

Unless otherwise specified; the douments below are in a word format. Please “Save” the document you need to your computer. After opening select “enable editing” to enable the editable fields in the form. After you are finished please print the form and sign on the required lines.

[source Rhode Island Dept. of Ag]

Updated on May 13, 2019

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