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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).

Mississippi Hemp Resources

Mississippi Hemp Program page

USDA Hemp Grower Application

Mississippi Industrial Hemp Legislation

2020
SB 2725

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

2019
HB 625

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.

2015
HB 562

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.

2014
HB 1201

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).