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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 (effective January 8, 2021) 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. 

Program Change Summary

Commercial Industrial Hemp Producer License

The application deadline for the 2021 growing season is March 15, 2021.

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. This includes individuals and state educational institutions with licenses under the research program if they wish to continue growing after January 31, 2021. For more information, please go to the appropriate supplementary pages or contact KDA. 

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

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.