Industrial Hemp Program
On May 14th Senate Bill 1098 was signed by Governor Ducey that will authorize the Arizona Department of Agriculture to approve agricultural pilot programs for propagation, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and market research of industrial hemp starting in August of 2019.
The time between the general effective date (August 2018) and the delayed effective date (August 2019) will allow the Department the time needed 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
More information can be found here:
If you have questions regarding the Industrial Hemp Program please contact Brian McGrew, at 602-542-0955 or [email protected]
Information, and the full context of the bill, can be found on the Arizona State Legislature’s website at: www.azleg.gov
The Arizona Department of Agriculture will not be accepting applicant information until the Summer of 2019.
Check back to this page for periodic updates and information.