Market Access Certification and Inspection

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting applications for registration to grow and handle industrial hemp for the 2016 growing season. Registrations (used to be called a license or permit) are issued on an annual basis rather than the previous 3-year term. ODA has issued an Industrial Hemp Permanent Rule  to modify the registration following changes to Oregon’s industrial hemp law made by the 2016 legislature.

In addition to registrations for growing and handling industrial hemp, a registration is needed for those wishing to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed.

Growers and handlers who are already licensed will receive a complimentary registration for the remainder of the term of their license. An emergency rule increasing the cost of the annual registration has been filled as of January 18, 2017, resulting in $1300 for grower, $1300 for handler and $120 for agricultural hemp seed production registration. Collected fees are used to administer ODA’s Industrial Hemp Program. More information on Industrial hemp registration fee changes.

Industrial hemp email list

Register to receive email correspondence regarding industrial hemp industry implementation and regulation.

Industrial Hemp Rules Advisory Committee (RAC)

Permanent rules have been adopted and the department is working with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to adopt rules implementing section 9 of the new statute, pertaining to testing of Industrial Hemp.


Chapter Law 71 - Updated in 2016 legislative session

Replaces ORS 571.300 - 571.315 Industrial Hemp Growers and Handlers Chapter Law 71 - relating to industrial hemp

Frequently asked questions about industrial hemp registration (2016)

Frequently asked questions

Industrial hemp sampling request

Use this form to request an official sampling of Industrial hemp. Sampling request for Industrial hemp

Oregon Administrative Rules - Division 48: Industrial Hemp

OAR Division 48, 603-048

Registration application for growing industrial hemp (2016)

Use this application to apply for growing industrial hemp and handling agricultural hemp seed. Registration application for growing industrial hemp

Registration application for handling industrial hemp (2016)

Registration application for handling industrial hemp

Registration change request form

Use this form to revise information that was initially reported on your industrial hemp registration. Change request form



Commodity Inspection
Commodity Inspection
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4620
For more information:

Ron Pence
Operations Manager
Commodity Inspection
Phone: 503-986-4557

​​More info from ODA