2021 Applications can be found at The Office of Indiana State Chemist website. You should also review the average THC by variety bar graph and the hemp THC results by variety table University of Illinois, in collaboration with University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, Purdue University and Rock River Labs have a Midwest Cannabinoid Database

2021 Licenses are available through OISC and are $750 for growers or handlers. A combination license is $1500.

Important Information Regarding 2021 Hemp Licensing and Production

  1. Marijuana production is not legal in the state of Indiana.
  2. If you are growing unlicensed hemp, you are a marijuana producer.
  3. The USDA Final Rule went into affect on March 22, 2021.
  4. Indiana will resubmit their state hemp plan based on the USDA Final Rule
  5. At this point, administrative rules have been in place to facilitate legal hemp production, and will include licensing, FBI fingerprint background checks, recording of sites with proper GPS formatting, minimum acreage or square footage, and complianceTHC testing of plants.
  6. OISC's hemp site, section 3 has all the necessary information, including videos, on how to apply for a license
  7. For 2021, a license means full commercial production and does not require a research proposal.
  8. Hemp growers will need to register with their local FSA. Once an FSA field number is obtained, field and subfield information needs to be entered into the OISC/Mi-Corporation software by July 15.

This website provides information to support 21st century hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) cultivation in the Midwest. All crops have issues with respect to production; however, with a crop like hemp, which was banned in the United States for over eighty years, large information gaps have developed with regards to production, pest management and economic impact. Unlike other agronomic crops, U.S. hemp production faces additional obstacles in form of U.S. government policies.

The goal of this website is to inform the public about industrial hemp as a crop and to identify the challenges faced by modern industrial hemp producers in the North Central Region—from the legal production of the crop to the pest management that will be necessary to produce long-term sustainable yields of hemp. We have tried to use our present experience growing hemp and years of additional experiences with other cropping systems to inform our production practices. What we have learned sometimes conflicts with “conventional wisdom”. We hope this website continues to improve on what we know and provides a sound foundation for those interested in growing industrial hemp.