ST. PAUL (WJON News) - Online applications are now open for a license to grow industrial hemp.

Anyone wishing to grow or process industrial hemp is required to have a license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The license is for industrial hemp only, it doesn’t cover the production of adult-use or medical cannabis.

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To qualify:

  • An online form must be completed, and first-time growers must pass a background check and submit fingerprints.
  • Pay the license fee of $400.00 for a grower license, and $500 for a processor license.
  • In addition,  each lot of hemp requires pre-harvest THC testing, at $100 per test.

Applications must be submitted by April 30th, 2024, and are valid for the 2024 calendar year.




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