A National AgLaw Center Research Publication

Industrial Hemp Laws: State-by-State

Compiled by:
National Agricultural Law Center Research Staff
 
 

Most states enacted industrial hemp laws after the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, and with the 2018 Farm Bill further expanding the ability of farmers to grow industrial hemp under state or federal authority that number will only increase.  Further, states with existing state regulatory schemes will also likely adapt their laws to comply with the language from the 2018 Farm Bill in order to grow this new industry in their state. While the overall statutory schemes may be similar, each state has noticeably different content in the specific details of the laws. This publication provides a categorization of typical and reoccurring provisions within industrial hemp laws that have been passed in various states.  The primary aim of this compilation is to provide the researcher with a way to recognize and distinguish specific provisions have been included in the statutory language among various states.  It was last updated on 7/10/19.

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Alabama Ala. Code § 2-8-380 to 2-8-383  Ala. Code § 2-8-382-383 Ala. Code § 2-8-383 Ala. Code § 2-8-383 SB 236 SB 236 establishes a Medical Cannabis Study Commission to make recommendations to the Legislature relating to the medical use of cannabis in the state. The bill also renews Carly’s law that allows children with seizures to legally use cannabis oil.
Alaska Alaska Laws Ch. 5 (S.B. 6) Alaska Laws Ch. 5 (S.B. 6) Alaska Laws Ch. 5 (S.B. 6) Alaska Laws Ch. 5 (S.B. 6) AS 17.37.010 to .080. AS 17.38.010 to .900
Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 3-311 to 3-320 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 3-311 to 3-320 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 3-311 to 3-320 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 3-313, 314, 315 AZ 28.1 Sec. 36 AZ not accepting growing applicants until summer 2019
Arkansas A.C.A. Sec. 2-15-401-412 A.C.A. Sec. 2-15-401-412 A.C.A. Sec. 2-15-405-412 A.C.A. Sec. 2-15-412 AR Issue #6 AR is an excellent model for industrial hemp statutes
California CA Food & Ag Code Div. 24 Industrial Hemp Sec. 81000-81010 CA Food & Ag Code Div. 24 Industrial Hemp Sec. 81000-81010 CA Food & Ag Code Div. 24 Industrial Hemp Sec. 81006 CA Food & Ag Code Div. 24 Industrial Hemp Sec. 81000-81010 Cal. Health & Safety (H&S) § 11362.5).  Proposition 64 – Marijuana Legalization
Colorado CRS 35-61-101-109 CRS 35-61-102 CRS 35-61-101-109 CRS 35-61-106 Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1.5-106 (2003) Colorado State Constitution, Article XVIII, Section 16 
Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 21a-240 (West) Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 21a-408(a)-(v) (West) Connecticut has no law on industrial hemp other than excluding it from the definition of “marijuana”
Delaware Del. Code Ann. tit. 3 § 2800 to 2802 (2016) Del. Code Ann. tit. 3 § 2800 to 2802 (2016) Del. Code Ann. tit. 3 § 2800 to 2802 (2016) Del. Code Ann. tit. 3 § 2800 to 2802 (2016) Delaware Medical Marijuana Act
Florida  Florida Statutes 1004.4473  Florida Statutes 1004.4473  Florida Statutes 1004.4473  Florida Statutes 1004.4473 Florida Statutes 381.986
Georgia O.C.G.A. §§ 2-23-1 to 2-23-12 (HB 213) O.C.G.A. §§ 2-23-4 to 2-23-7 (HB 213) O.C.G.A. §§ 2-23-4 to -7, -10 (HB 213) O.C.G.A. §§ 2-23-5 and -10 (HB 213) HB 324
Hawaii HI SB 1353 HI SB 1353 HI SB 1353 HI SB 1353 Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 329-121 to 329-128 (2008)
Idaho Idaho  does not allow the cultivation of industrial hemp
Illinois 505 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 89/1 505 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 89/1 505 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 89/1 505 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 89/1 410 ILCS 130  
Indiana Ind. Code Ann. § 15-15-13-(1-21) (SB 516) Ind. Code Ann. § 15-15-13-(1-7) Ind. Code Ann. § 15-15-13-(7-21) Ind. Code Ann. § 15-15-13-16
Iowa SF 599 SF 599 Sec. 204.4 SF 599 SF 599 Sec. 204.5 – 204.6
Kansas HB 2167 HB 2167 HB 2167 HB 2167 Sec. 9
Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 260.850 to 260.869 Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 260.858, 862 Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 260.858, 862 Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 260.866-69 Update to Ky. Rev. Stat. § 260.850
Louisiana Act No. 164 Act No. 164 § 1465 Act No. 164 Act No. 164 HB 358 Louisiana just passed a bill that allowed medical marijuana to be administered in an inhaler
Maine Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 7, § 2231 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 7, § 2231 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 7, § 2231 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 7, § 2231 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 22, § 2421-30 Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 36, § 1817-18 Rec. marijuana law was vetoed by Gov.  Currently awaiting House approval
Maryland MD Ag. Code Ann. Sec. 14-101-309 (2016) MD Ag. Code Ann. Sec. 14-101-309 (2016) MD Ag. Code Ann. Sec. 14-101-309 (2016) MD Ag. Code Ann. Sec. 14-101 (2016) MD Stat. Ann. 33 Sec. 13-3301
Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. 128 § 116 to 123 (2017)  Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. 128 § 117 to 123 (2017)  Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. 128 § 117 to 123 (2017)  Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012, “An Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana,” Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. 94G. §1 to 21
Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 286.841-859 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 286.841, 843, 846-859 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 286.852-859 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 286.844, 845, 856 MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIHUANA ACT Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 333.27951-333.27967
Minnessota Minn. Stat. Ann. § 18K.01-09 Minn. Stat. Ann. § 18K.01-09 Minn. Stat. Ann. § 18K.01-09 Minn. Stat. Ann. § 18K.01-09 Minn. Stat. Ann. §152.21-37
Mississippi Mississippi  does not allow the cultivation of industrial hemp
Missouri Mo. Ann. Stat. § 261.265 Mo. Ann. Stat. § 261.265 Mo. Ann. Stat. § 261.265 Mo. Ann. Stat. § 261.265 Mo. Const. art. XIV, § 1
Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 80-18-101 to 80-18-111 (2016) Mont. Code Ann. § 80-18-101 to 80-18-111 (2016) Mont. Code Ann. § 80-18-101 to 80-18-111 (2016) Mont. Code Ann. § 80-18-101 to 80-18-111 (2016) Mont. Code Ann Sec. 50-46
Nebraska LB 657 LB 657 LB 657 LB 657
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. § 557.010 to 557.290 (2016) Nev. Rev. Stat. § 557.010 to 557.290 (2016) Nev. Rev. Stat. § 557.010 to 557.290 (2016) Nev. Rev. Stat. § 557.010 to 557.290 (2016) NRS 453A.010 – .170 NRS 453D.010
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 439-A N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 439-A N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 439-A N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §126-X:1-11
New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 4:28-1 to 4:28-5 N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 4:28-1 to 4:28-5 N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 4:28-1 to 4:28-5 N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 4:28-1 to 4:28-5 N.J. Stat. Ann. § 24:6I-1 As of 7/7/19, A5322 has been passed by both Houses but not signed by the Govenor yet.  This bill would repeal the New Jersey Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A9999/5322_R1.PDF
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. Ch. 76 Art. 24 N.M. Stat. Ann. Ch. 76 Art. 24 N.M. Stat. Ann. Ch. 76 Art. 24 N.M. Stat. Ann. Ch. 76 Art. 24 N.M. Stat. Ann. § 26-2B
New York N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law § 505-14 N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law § 506-08 N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law § 506-08 NY Pub. Health Law §1004.1-24
North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-568.50 N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-568.50 N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-568.50 N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-568.50 HB 1220
North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 4.1-18.1-01-08 N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 4.1-18.1-02 N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 4.1-18.1-04-06 N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 4.1-18.1-03 § 19–24.1–01-40. Definitions
Ohio HB 523 Ohio does not allow the cultivation of industrial hemp
Oklahoma Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 2, §§ 3-401 to 3-410 Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 2, §§ 3-401 to 3-410 Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 2, §§ 3-401 to 3-408 Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 2, §§ 3-409 to 3-410 Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 63, §§ 420 to 426
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat § 571.300  to .321 Or. Rev. Stat § 571.300  to .321 Or. Rev. Stat § 571.300  to .321 Or. Rev. Stat § 571.300  to .321 ORS 475B ORS 475B
Pennsylvania 3 Pa. Stat. and Cons. Stat. Ann. § 701-10 (West) 3 Pa. Stat. and Cons. Stat. Ann. § 704 (West) 3 Pa. Stat. and Cons. Stat. Ann. § 705-07 (West) 3 Pa. Stat. and Cons. Stat. Ann. § 708 (West) Medical Marijuana Act 2016
Rhode Island 2 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 2-26-1-9 (West) 2 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 2-26-3-9 (West) 2 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 2-26-5-9 (West) 21 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 21-28.6-1 (West)
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 46-55-10 to 40 S.C. Code Ann. § 46-55-10 to 40 S.C. Code Ann. § 46-55-10 to 40 S.C. Code Ann. § 46-55-10 to 40
South Dakota South Dakota does not allow the cultivation of industrial hemp
Tennessee TN Code § 43-26-102 to 103 (2016) TN Code § 43-26-102 to 103 (2016) TN Code § 43-26-102 to 103 (2016) TN Code § 43-26-102 to 103 (2016) SB 2531
Texas HB 1325 HB 1325 HB 1325 HB 1325
Utah Utah Code Ann. § 4-41-101 to 105 Utah Code Ann. § 4-41-101 to 105 Utah Code Ann. § 4-41-101 to 105 Utah Code Ann. § 4-41-101 to 105 SB 161
Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 6, § 561-70; Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 6, § 564 Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 6, § 564 Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 6, § 570 Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, 4471-74m H-0511
Virginia Va. Code § 3.2-4112 to 3.2-4119 Va. Code § 3.2-4112 to 3.2-4119 Va. Code § 3.2-4112 to 3.2-4119 Va. Code § 3.2-4112 to 3.2-4119
Washington SB 5276 SB 5276 SB 5276 SB 5276 Chapter 69.51A RCW Initiative 502
West Virginia W. Va. Code Ann. § 19-12E-1-9 W. Va. Code Ann. § 19-12E-2-6 W. Va. Code Ann. § 19-12E-6-8 W. Va. Code Ann. § 19-12E-8 WV Senate Bill 386
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. Ann. § 94.55  Wis. Stat. Ann. § 94.55  Wis. Stat. Ann. § 94.55  Wis. Stat. Ann. § 94.55 
Wyoming Wyo. Stat. §§ 11-51-101 to 11-51-107 Wyo. Stat. § 11-51-103 Wyo. Stat. §§ 11-51-104 to 11-51-105 Wyo. Stat. §§ 11-51-106