Industrial Hemp Program

Industrial Hemp Applications and Forms

Applications, Forms and Instructions to apply for a license to grow, harvest, transport, and/or process industrial hemp are found here.

Arizona Revised Statutes

Hemp Laws are found in Title 3, Ch. 2, Art. 4.1 Industrial Hemp


Arizona Administrative Rules

Hemp Regulations Will Be Under Title 3., Chapter 4., Article 10:

Industrial Hemp Exempt Rulemaking


Hemp and Pesticides: Please Read

Please make sure and read this document carefully.  When considering using a pesticide, review the actual label of the pesticide registered here in AZ to ensure the language allows this use.  Language on products can vary from state to state.  Ensure the product is registered for use here in AZ.   

Hemp and Pesticide Use


 Industrial Hemp Seed

You must be a licensed seed labeler and follow Arizona's seed labeling laws if you are going to be labeling hemp seed for sale in Arizona.

You must be a licensed seed dealer if you are going to be selling seed for planting.


Visit our Enviornmental Services, licensing page for more information:



Please read this document if you are purchasing hemp seed for planting or selling hemp seed to Arizona producers.


AZDA -Hemp Seed

AZDA Hemp Seed Letter.pdf Download

Arizona Industrial Hemp Program Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATED 4-12-19

Arizona Industrial Hemp License Holders



On May 14, 2018 Senate Bill 1098 was signed by Governor Ducey that will authorize the Arizona Department of Agriculture to license qualified applicants to grow and process industrial hemp starting in the Summer of 2019.


The time between May 2018 and May 31, 2019 will allow the Department to:

  •         Establish Rules
  •         Create an industrial hemp licensing program
  •         Appoint membership to the Industrial Hemp Advisory Council
  •         Develop an application and review process
  •         Develop a fee schedule


EFFECTS OF THE 2018 FARM BILL: On December 20, 2018 the 2018 Federal Farm Bill was signed into law and legalized industrial hemp ("hemp") by excluding it if from the definition of marijuana. It also expanded the definition to include seeds, all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids (including Cannabidiol (CBD)), isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers. There are also several other changes made that will open up the commercialization of hemp, without the limitations of an industrial hemp agricultural pilot program. However, there still remains the need for legitimate research to further the development of this crop in Arizona.

What does this mean for Arizona?

  • The Arizona Department of Agriculture will still retain primary oversight of a licensing and compliance program
  • Growers, harvesters, transporters and processors are still required to be licensed by the Department
  • Allows for the commercialization of industrial hemp
  • Allows for the interstate shipment of industrial hemp under the provisions of a licensing program
  • Crops are eligible for USDA-FSA crop insurance
  • Future USDA grant opportunities
  • Plus More (Click Here to be Directed to the 2018 Farm Bill Website)


With the passage of Senate Bill 1003, the effective date for the Industrial Hemp Program has been officially moved to May 31, 2019. 




Click below for information regarding laboratory certification. For additional information or questions call 602-744-4904

Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card

A valid fingerprint clearance card is required to apply for any Industrial Hemp License.

To apply for a fingerprint card or if you have questions regarding fingerprint clearance cards please visit: or call 602-223-2279

NOTE: Under A.R.S. 3-314, only a valid Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card will be accepted as a form of eligibility to participate in this program. No other background check credentials can be accepted. 

Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card Documents

FP Card Appl Addendum.pdf Download

Industrial Hemp Program Rules Committee

The Industrial Hemp Program Rules Committe's term expired on 8-3-19.

Thank you



If you have questions regarding the Industrial Hemp Program or you would like to receive updates on upcoming events and important announcements please email Brian McGrew, [email protected](link sends e-mail)

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