Hemp returned to Keystone State farmland in 2017


    2,851 (2020)

    4,000 (2019)


    426 (2021)

    510 (2020)

    324 (2019)


    State Program

After 80 years of prohibition, it is again legal for Pennsylvania licensed growers and processors to engage in the hemp economy. On July 20, 2016, the Pennsylvania governor signed House Bill 967 into law, which allowed registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp; as well as, permitting agencies, colleges, and universities to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Pennsylvania has operated under the State Hemp Plan since the USDA approved it on. Pennsylvania has operated under the Pennsylvania State Hemp Plan since it was approved by the USDA on February 28, 2020.


Pennsylvania Hemp Program Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for a License

Seed Regulations

Hemp Testing Laboratory Registry