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As the department works to develop and implement a program for regulating industrial hemp in Oregon, it is our goal that this program provide assurance of compliance to state laws, continued good health, safety and welfare to Oregon’s citizens, while providing yet another opportunity for Oregon agriculture to grow.​

Proposed rules available for public comment

The 2018 Oregon Legislature revised statutes for the industrial hemp program (HB 4089).  Because of the statute changes, ODA held a rules advisory committee (RAC) on July 11th to discuss changes to the rules. 

As a result of those changes, ODA has draft rules available for public comment.  Comments can be submitted via mail or email until close of business on October 5, 2018.

Industrial Hemp Rules Advisory Committee (RAC)

The Industrial Hemp Rules Advisory Committee is comprised of varied industry experts, depending on the topic of focus, to help develop rule changes. Please contact ODA if you have additional questions regarding this committee, the members, and their work. 

Applications for annual registration

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 annual registration to grow and handle industrial hemp. 

A registration is needed for growing or handling industrial hemp. An additional registration is needed for those wishing to produce or handle agricultural hemp seed. 

  • Grower registration fee: $1,300
  • Handler registration fee: $1,300
  • Agricultural hemp seed production registration fee:​​​​​​ $120
    • The agricultural hemp seed production registration must accompany either a grower or handler registration. 

Please note: Industrial hemp registration applications submitted with complete and accurate information can take as long as four weeks to process. Applications containing incomplete or inaccurate information can take longer.​

Frequently asked questions about industrial hemp​


Industrial hemp growers registration application (2018)

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

Industrial hemp registration change request form

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

Industrial hemp sample request for growers

Use this form to request an official sampling from the ODA or an accredited laboratory. Sampling request for industrial hemp

Production information: Insects and mites associated with hemp

Info from Colorado State University on all of the “bugs” (insects, spiders, mites, etc.) that might be found in a hemp field. Hemp insects identification website


Industrial hemp handlers registration application (2018)

Registration application for handling industrial hemp

Laboratories and testing

ORELAP (Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratories who have completed training with ODA:

  • 3 B Analytical
  • Accu Labs
  • Anova Laboratory
  • Cascadia Labs
  • ChemHistory
  • CS Laboratories
  • Evio Laboratories
  • Green Leaf Lab
  • Iron Laboratories
  • Juniper Analytics
  • Lightscale Labs
  • MRX Labs
  • MW Labs​
  • PacLabs
  • Pixis Labs
  • Reference Labs
  • Rose City Labs
  • SC Laboratories Oregon LLC​
  • Synergistic Pesticide Laboratory​

The Oregon Health Authority's full list of ORELAP accredited labs​ 

Industrial hemp pre-harvest testing: Sampling protocol & process

All sampling must be performed by personnel employed by a laboratory or ODA. Industrial hemp sampling protocol
Industrial hemp on-site sampling form

Industrial hemp pre-harvest testing: Testing protocol

All testing must be performed by personnel employed by a laboratory or ODA. Industrial hemp testing protocol

Industrial hemp pre-harvest: THC report

This form is for laboratory use for reporting total Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in pre-harvest tests of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp pre-harvest THC report

Test results notification form for industrial hemp

Test results notification form

Laws and rules

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

Oregon Administrative Rules - Division 48: Industrial Hemp

OAR Division 48, 603-048: Industrial Hemp

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



Plant Programs
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4644
For more information:

Gary McAninch
Program Manager
Nursery & Christmas Tree

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