The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has provided additional time for those wanting to grow and process hemp in the state this year to apply for a license.
In Minnesota, hemp licences expire on December 31 of the year issued. Each year, licensees must reapply to be included in the program. The reason provided by the MDA for the extension this year is to accommodate all potential applicants who are awaiting legislative action on cannabis.
A grower license starts at $400 and the minimum cost of a processor license is $500. For 2023, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) testing fees per grower sample will cost $100.
There’s an online application form available until April 30, and after that time, interested parties will need to complete and submit a paper application. Further details are available here.
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