For State and Tribal Law Enforcement Only

As required by the 2018 Farm Bill (pdf), USDA developed the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program to provide regulatory oversight of the cultivation of hemp in the United States. The program includes provisions for the USDA to approve plans submitted by states and Indian tribes for the domestic production of hemp and establishes a federal plan for producers in states or territories of Indian tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plan and the production of hemp is legal.

State and tribal law enforcement representatives with questions about the program can send their inquiries to farmbill.hemp@usda.gov.

Law enforcement members must request access to the Hemp eManagement Platform (HeMP) by emailing your name, contact information, and department details to FarmBill.Hemp@usda.gov. More information on obtaining access to the HeMP Law Enforcement Search Tool can be found on the Hemp Law Enforcement Search Tool Information Sheet.

Important Note: The USDA is continuing to gather and improve its hemp data collection process. At first, the tool may not capture all approved hemp growing locations. If your search does not return any results, please contact USDA before taking legal action. Law enforcement or regulatory officials may verify licensing information with USDA by calling 202-720-2491, or emailing farmbill.hemp@usda.gov, Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 PM ET.

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