Through the Act relating to 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 2021, the Department of Agriculture had issued:
- 426 hemp growing permits, including 9 research
- 64 hemp processing permits, including 2 research
You can view hemp permit locations through the PA
Hemp 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 growing, processing and research permits are now being accepted. Growing and Research permit applications will be accepted until April 1st. Processing permit applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
|The Hemp Acreage and Production survey collects information on the acreage, yield, production, price, and value of hemp in the United States. The Domestic Hemp Production Program established in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) allows for the cultivation of hemp under certain conditions. The Hemp Acreage and Production survey will provide needed data about the hemp industry to assist producers, regulatory agencies, state governments, processors, and other key industry entities. Learn more at USDA’s NASS survey site.|