The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program regulates the production and sale 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 March 22, 2021, the USDA’s final federal rule for domestic hemp production became effective. Several key provisions of the final rule required the Missouri Department of Agriculture to amend the Missouri State Plan that previously served as the regulatory framework for Missouri's industrial hemp producers. The amended Missouri State Plan was approved on May 25, 2021. Changes became effective immediately.

A summary of changes has been communicated directly to program participants, and updated information has been incorporated throughout the program website. The amended state plan can be reviewed in its entirety here. Please contact hempprogram@mda.mo.gov for additional questions.



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