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Current Laws and Regulations

Laws and Program Regulations
Amended Temporary Regulations 8-25-2021 (K.A.R. 4-34-24, K.A.R. 4-34-25 and K.A.R. 4-34-29)

Effective Wednesday, August 25, 2021, are the amended temporary regulations (linked above) which extend the timeframe to complete sampling and harvest, provide flexibility to producers regarding potential remediation of plants if sampling tests above acceptable THC levels, and increases the threshold at which a crop will be deemed to have been produced negligently. Plans are in progress to make them permanent through the official rules and regulations approval process. Public comments may be submitted online after September 2 and a public hearing will be held on November 8 as KDA considers finalizing the regulations; KDA will release details on the public hearing soon.

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 is March 15, 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.