Through the Controlled
Plants and Noxious Weeds, Pennsylvania’s USDA-approved Hemp Program issues
permits for growing and processing hemp under the PA Hemp General Permit.
For 2023, the Department of Agriculture issued:
- 215 hemp growing permits, including 14 research
- 52 hemp processing permits, including 1 research
You can view hemp permit locations through the PAHemp Permit Map and Database.
The department is committed to continuing to foster the
growth of hemp as a profitable, sustainable and in-demand product.
Apply for a PA Hemp Permit
Applications for new and renewal hemp permits for 2024 will be accepted beginning October 1st and will be accepted throughout the year.
The Pennsylvania Hemp Industry