California Hemp Regulations
& Registration for Growers
California is now becoming the
USA's largest hemp growing, production and consumption market.
Hemp is legal to grow in California,
and in all its 58 counties. The California Department of Food
and Agriculture (CDFA) is the state agency responsible for hemp
regulation in California. The CDFA has now issued its hemp agriculture
rules and farming registration process.
Hemp farmers need to register
with their local County Agricultural Commissioner. County Agricultural
Commission offices will share a registration fee with CDFA and
information from a one-page registration form. The California
hemp farming fee is $900. per year. Hemp has no special taxes.
Farmers can grow as many acres as they wish on land zoned for
agricultural purposes. As of mid-May there are over 2,000 acres
of land on California registered to grow hemp.