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On this page you will find the most current Massachusetts hemp law along with a history of how Massachusetts hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We also provide links to important information concerning Massachusetts 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.

 

Massachusetts Hemp Law, Legislation and Regulation

The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture regulates hemp farming and research in the state. Contact them for more information on hemp farming regulations and how to apply for a hemp cultivation license.

2015
H 773 
By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

2014

H 1632 carried over from 2013, was added to accompany H 4180 on 6/11/2014. Discharged to the House Rules Committee 6/11/2014.

2013
H.823
An Act regulating the cultivation of Industrial Hemp. Introduced 1/22/2013. Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 1/22/2013.
Download the text of H.823 as Introduced here (PDF file 106k).

2011
H.2758
An Act regulating the cultivation of Industrial Hemp. Introduced 1/21/2011. Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 1/24/2011. Hearing scheduled for 10/18/2011 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in 437.
Download the text of H.2758 as Introduced here (PDF file 104k).