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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 2023 growing season is March 15, 2023. Applications for the 2023 growing season are available October 2023.

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 

Processing: 
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:  firemarshal.ks.gov

PRODUCING HEMP ON TRIBAL LAND

Individuals cultivating or producing industrial hemp on land within Kansas must be licensed through KDA’s Commercial Industrial Hemp Program as hemp producers. However, if hemp cultivation or production occurs on land belonging to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation or the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, producers must be licensed by the respective tribal nation’s regulatory authority.

To produce hemp on land within tribal nations, please consult and work with each tribal nation in consideration of their laws and regulations. If you are located in a tribal nation not listed above, such production may be regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS). For more information, visit the USDA AMS’s website for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.