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Connecticut Hemp Program


2022 Hemp Producer Meeting

January 25, 2022 
5:30pm-6:30pm EST
2022 Hemp Producer Meeting Agenda

Connecticut has an approved state plan by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for hemp producers. Under the state plan, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is authorized to issue producer licenses, conduct inspections and investigations, issue penalties, promulgate regulations, issue cease and desist orders, issue hold and destroy orders, and other broad powers that enable the Department to effectively regulate the Hemp industry in Connecticut.

If you are interested in obtaining a hemp producer license, please go to the following page where you will find all of our application instructions and producer guidance documents. For more information you can also email AGR.Hemp@ct.gov or call (860) 713-2502.

CT Dept of Ag Hemp Producer Application and Licensing

The current Hemp Licensing Fee schedule is:

Fee Type:

Program Fees:

Fee Due Date:

License Application Fee
*nonrefundable

$50 (Academia, State Agency, or Department Research Projects are exempt)

At time of application

Licensing Fee

$450 for 1st acre (43,560 sq. ft.)

$30/acre for each additional acre

Max License Fee: $3,000

 

(Academia, State Agency, or Department Research Projects are exempt)

At time of application.

Triennial license.

License expires 3 years from date of issuance.

Site Modification Fee

$30 per additional acre (Above initial acreage)

At time of request.

Current Connecticut Hemp Production Data

  2019 2020 2021
Number of Licensed Producers 109

140

98

Number of Licensed Lots

218

384

397

Acres Planted

172

156

85

Acres Harvested

120

134

74

Average Lot Size

1.44 Acres

1.03 Acres

0.56 Acres


Manufactured Hemp Products Information

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) regulates products intended for human ingestion, inhalation, absorption or other internal consumption or external use manufactured from Hemp or Hemp derived ingredients including CBD products for human use. For more information, please see the Department of Consumer Protection’s website here

Information Resources about Hemp Production

The federal USDA Hemp Program information can be found here

Below, find links to some academic sites that provide information concerning growing and harvesting of Hemp:

Promoting Connecticut's Hemp Industry

Organizations involved in the promotion of Hemp include, but are not limited to:

Note: This is not an endorsement any of the above listed organizations.

 

For more information email AGR.Hemp@ct.gov or call (860) 713-2502.