Connecticut Hemp Program
2022 Hemp Producer Meeting
January 25, 2022
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.
The current Hemp Licensing Fee schedule is:
|Fee Type:||Program Fees:||Fee Due Date:|
License Application Fee
|$50 (Academia, State Agency, or Department Research Projects are exempt)||At time of application.|
$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.
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
Number of Licensed Producers
|Number of Licensed Lots||218||384||397||366|
|Average Lot Size||1.44 Acres||1.03 Acres||0.56 Acres||0.59 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:
- Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
- Connecticut Hemp Industry Association
- Hemp Industries Association
- National Hemp Association
- U.S. Hemp Authority™
- U.S. Hemp Round Table
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.