3,962 acres of hemp were grown in Kansas in 2020, up from 2,772 acres 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.
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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.
STATUS: Signed by Gov. Kelly on 4/15/19
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.
STATUS: Signed by Gov. Colyer on 4/20/18
Alternative crop (hemp) research bill.
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.