On March 16th, licenses for hemp growers in the state of Texas will be released by the Texas Department of Agriculture online at www.texasagriculture.gov. Any person who wishes to produce, handle, or sample and collect hemp at any location in the State of Texas will be required to annually submit a completed license application to the Texas Department of Agriculture. Obtaining a license to grow is the first step in the process to planting seed in the ground for this upcoming growing season.
Applicants will pay the required annual fee of $100 for each application, renewal or modification of a license. Applicants are ineligible to obtain a license if under the age of 18 or a person who is or has been convicted of a felony relating to a controlled substance under federal law or the law of any state may not, before the 10th anniversary of the date of the conviction.
Each applicant shall provide the following information for each license application:
full name, Texas address, telephone number, and email address;
if the applicant is submitting an application on behalf of an entity, the full name of the entity, the principal Texas business location address, the full names, titles, addresses, and emails of key participants, the full name, title, and email of the applicant who will have signing authority, and the Texas taxpayer ID number.
Once the applicant’s license is approved, the license holder will apply for a producer or handlers permit to plant an area known as a “lot” in hemp. This license will require the information below:
street address and geospatial location including GPS for each facility where hemp will be cultivated or stored; and
proof of ownership or control over the location where hemp will be cultivated or stored;
anticipated dates of cultivation; and
all other information required by the Department.
Those looking to be a hemp processing entity will be required to register with the Texas Department of Agriculture. Official dates will be posted soon.
The Texas Hemp Coalition’s goal is to provide industry specific information to growers, processors and entities that will be involved in the Texas Hemp Industry. We will serve as an advocacy, educational and networking liaison to reputable entities within the hemp industry.
For more information on the Texas Hemp Coalition visit www.texashempcoalition.org.