The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program regulates the production and sales of viable industrial hemp in accordance with federal and state law. Viable industrial hemp is any industrial hemp that is living or capable of living, including but not limited to plants, clones, seedlings and seed.

The Program issues registrations and permits, and certifies samplers for Missouri's industrial hemp industry. A Producer Registration is for persons looking to produce viable industrial hemp. An Agricultural Hemp Propagule and Seed Permit is for persons looking to sell, distribute or offer for sale viable industrial hemp including but not limited to clones, seedlings and seed. An Industrial Hemp Sampler Certification is for persons looking to collect compliance samples for Registered Producers. The Program does not regulate non-viable industrial hemp, including publicly marketable products, and does not offer a processor, transporter or handler license. Questions about products for human consumption may be directed to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

On January 19, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture published the final federal rule for domestic hemp production. The final rule is available for review here and will become federally effective on March 22, 2021. The Missouri Department of Agriculture is currently reviewing the new federal rule, and will be required to submit an amended State Plan and revise state rules in order to meet federal requirements. Any resulting regulatory changes will be communicated as soon as possible – no changes are effective yet.

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