Arkansas Hemp Law

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732 acres of hemp were grown in Arkansas in 2020, down from 1,819 acres in 2019

On this page you will find Arkansas hemp law along with a history of how Arkansas hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Arkansas hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

Arkansas Hemp Resources

Arkansas Plant Board – industrial hemp program

Arkansas Hemp Regulations

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Rules OK’d for hemp crops in Arkansas

The state Plant Board on Thursday approved rules that will allow Arkansas farmers to grow hemp as part of...

Arkansas Hemp Law & Legislation

HB 1778

To create the Arkansas Industrial Hemp Act; and to create a research program to assess the agricultural and economic potential of indsutrial hemp production in Arkansas.

Status: Passed and became law without the Governor’s signature on 4/7/17

SR 13

Hemp study bill. Passed into law.
Download the text of SR 13 here (PDF file 5k).