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North Dakota Hemp Law

Year Passed: 1999

Summary: Under North Dakota law, individuals interested in growing industrial hemp need a license issued by the Department of Agriculture. Any person with a license can grow or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes or research. Licensing applications are approved by the commissioner at the Department of Agriculture. The current application process requires an extensive application process and fees.

House Bill 1438 was signed into law in 2015 and amended the existing law by removing the requirement that state-licensed hemp growers must also be federally licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Statute: N.D. Cent. Code, § 4-41-01