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​​You must have a license before handling hemp

  • You are a hemp handler if you are the initial processer of hemp into commodities or products including smokable hemp.​​​
  • All licenses expire on December 31st of the calendar year. License fees are not pro-rated. 
  • You must have a copy of your license number before handling hemp. 
  • Send in complete and accurate applications.
  • We won't process incomplete applications or those with errors until they are completed and corrected.
  • Handling hemp before you are licensed can result in a potential fine.
  • If you intend to handle agricultural hemp seed, you also need an agricultural hemp license.​​ 


Handler license application

2022 hemp handler license application 2022 hemp handler license

Handler license application instructions

2022 hemp handler license instructions 2022 hemp handler license instructions

Seed application - hemp

2022 Hemp Seed Application 2022 hemp seed application


Hemp requirements for naming harvest and process lots

Hemp harvest and process lot naming protocol (Exhibit C)

Post-harvest hemp testing requirements

Overview of testing requirements for hemp intended for human consumption once it has left the grower. Post-harvest hemp testing requirements handout

Update contact information form for hemp license

Use this form to change contact information on an existing hemp license. For handlers and growers. Update contact information form

What to Do if You Fail a Pesticide Test for Hemp

Failed pesticide test handout




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

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Visit the hemp license contacts and data webpage if you are looking for contact information.​