Applications for new and renewal hemp permits for 2023 are now closed.
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 2022, the Department of Agriculture issued:
- 275 hemp growing permits, including 14 research
- 53 hemp processing permits, including 2 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
Growing and research permit applications for 2023 will be accepted from October through April 1st. Processing permit applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Pennsylvania Hemp Industry