No hemp was grown in Mississippi in 2020
On this page you will find Mississippi hemp law along with a history of how Mississippi hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. Mississippi has legalized hemp farming but chose not to regulate hemp production. Prospective growers must apply directly to USDA (see application below).
An act to authorize and legalize the cultivation, processing and transportation of hemp; to develop a state plan to monitor and regulate the cultivation, transportation and processing of hemp and comply with all federal laws and USDA plans.
Status: Signed into law by Gov. Reeves on June 29, 2020
An act to authorize the growing and handling of industrial hemp; to require the licensing of hemp growers by the Department of Agriculture and Commerce; to require record keeping, seed retention and inspections; to provide for fees for licensing; to provide for the revocation of licenses and imposition of civil penalties for violations of this act; and to amend sections 41-29-113 and 69-1-13, Mississippi Code of 1972.
An act to authorize the growing and handling of industrial hemp; to define certain terms; to require the licensing of hemp growers by the department of agriculture and commerce.
Status: Died in Judiciary B Committee.
Industrial hemp; legalize and regulate for certain purposes. Introduced on 1/20/2014 and referred to Agriculture and Judiciary committees. Download the text of HB 1201 here(PDF file 143k).