Hemp

Federal Hemp Program

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Section 10113) directs the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue regulations and guidance to implement a program for the commercial production of industrial hemp in the United States. 

Hemp rules released

October 29, 2019—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim rules for hemp production​. ​The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) studied the rules and submitted public comment​.

ODA established a statewide hemp program in 2015, under the 2014 Farm Bill. ODA will continue to operate under this program for 2020.

Resources

2018 Farm Bill: Subtitle G—Hemp Production

2018 Farm Bill

Oregon Administrative Rules 603-048: Industrial Hemp

OAR 603-048: Industrial Hemp

Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 571

Agricultural hemp seed labeling and certification ORS 571.302 to 571.348

Testing rules for hemp

There is a reporting requirement for failed tests on consumable commodities or products by a laboratory. Testing rules are based on requirements provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). OAR 333-007 Marijuana Labeling, Concentration Limits, and Testing
OAR 333-064 Accreditation of Laboratories

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​Contact​

Hemp Program
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4652
Fax: 503-986-4786
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