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Industrial Hemp Update




On March 26, 2014, Governor Mike Pence signed the "Industrial Hemp" bill into law, IC 15-15-13, authorizing the Office of Indiana State Chemist & Seed Commissioner to pursue the necessary permits and authorizations for and production and regulation of industrial hemp in Indiana.

Until permission is granted from federal authorities, neither individuals nor companies are permitted to grow industrial hemp or possess its seeds in Indiana. When federal permission is granted, guidelines and applications will be made available for the implementation of the Indiana program. Please visit the following links for more information on the status of industrial hemp in Indiana: