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Industrial Hemp In Kansas

Stakeholder Meeting on Current Issues Surrounding Industrial Hemp in the State

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is hosting a stakeholder meeting on current issues surrounding industrial hemp in Kansas. The meeting will take place in Salina, Kansas, on Tuesday, July 19, at 9:00 a.m. The in-person event will feature speakers discussing the advances made in the industrial hemp industry. Presenters include Kansas growers and processors of industrial hemp, as well as those from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Farm Bureau and KDA.

Registration is required for the all-day meeting.

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A detailed agenda is available here.

Current Laws and Regulations

Laws and Program Regulations

Regulations K.A.R. 4-34-1 and K.A.R. 4-34-22 through 4-34-30 only apply to the commercial production of industrial hemp pursuant to K.S.A. 2-3901 et seq., and amendments thereto, and, unless otherwise stated, do not apply to research conducted as part of the pilot program pursuant to K.S.A. 2-3902, and amendments thereto, and regulated by K.A.R. 4-34-2 through 4-34-21.

Commercial Industrial Hemp Producer License

The application deadline for the 2022 growing season was March 15, 2022. Applications for the 2023 growing season will become available in October 2022.

Persons seeking to cultivate or produce industrial hemp must be licensed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) as a commercial industrial hemp producer pursuant to K.S.A. 02-3901 et seq. 

For more information about commercial industrial hemp producer applications, please visit: Applications for Industrial Hemp License 

Persons seeking to process industrial hemp must register with the State Fire Marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 02-3901 et seq.

For more information about the industrial hemp processor registry applications, please visit the State Fire Marshal’s website:

Prohibited hemp Products

K.S.A 02-3908 states it is unlawful to manufacture, market, sell or distribute certain hemp products in Kansas. Additionally, it states it is unlawful to market, sell or distribute certain hemp products in Kansas without being a registered hemp processor or commercial industrial hemp producer. For more information, please view the state’s current industrial hemp laws.