At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Missouri Department of Agriculture held a public listening session at which interested parties shared their input on the industrial hemp pilot program in Missouri. This listening session was designed to gather input the public may have to inform the Department as it develops regulations and begins to implement the pilot program.

HB 2034 exempts industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances, and creates an industrial hemp pilot program to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture.

Please check this page regularly after the law becomes effective on Aug. 28, 2018 for updates. To see and comment on any proposed rules by the Department related to this pilot program, visit our proposed rules page by clicking here.