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2,772 acres of hemp was grown in Kansas in 2019

On this page you will find Kansas hemp law along with a history of how Kansas hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We also provide links to important information concerning Kansas hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.


Kansas Hemp Resources

The Kansas Department of Agriculture hemp page


Kansas Department of Agriculture – industrial hemp forum

Recent News

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Kansas Hemp Law & Legislation

2019
HB 2167

Requires the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), in consultation with the Governor and Attorney General, to submit a plan to the USDA regarding how the KDA will monitor and regulate the commercial production of industrial hemp within the state, in accordance with federal law. In addition, the bill establishes the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program; makes changes to the Industrial Hemp Research Program; and establishes hemp processing registrations, prohibitions on specific products, sentencing guidelines, and waste disposal requirements.

POSITION: Support
STATUS: Signed by Gov. Kelly on 4/15/19

2018
SB 263

Creating a program to research the use of industrial hemp. Enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act (Act), which allows the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), either alone or in coordination with a state institution of higher education, to grow and cultivate industrial hemp and promote the research and development of industrial hemp, in accordance with federal law. The bill allows individuals to participate in the research program under the authority of the KDA. Nothing in the Act is to be construed to authorize any person to violate state or federal law.

POSITION: Support
STATUS: Signed by Gov. Colyer on 4/20/18

2016
HB 2634

Alternative crop (hemp) research bill.

1998
SCR 1605

A Concurrent Resolution requesting the department of Commerce and Housing to form a task force to investigate and research the viability of non-psychoactive industrial hemp as an alternative crop. Introduced in the Senate on 2/3/97 by Senator David Corbin and was referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee.