11,400 acres of hemp were grown in Montana in 2020, down from 45,000 in 2019
On this page you will find Montana hemp law along with a history of how Montana hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Montana hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.
Montana Hemp Resources
Hemp Production 101 – Montana Farmers Union
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Resolution urging Congress to legalize industrial hemp. Introduced, first reading and referred to Senate Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Committee on 2/7/09. Committee hearing held on 2/17/09. Third Reading and Passed the Senate by a vote of 48 to 1 on 2/23/09. Transmitted to the House on 2/23/09. Referred to House Agriculture Committee on 2/24/09. Committee hearing held on 3/17/2009. Third Reading and Passed the House by a vote of 89 to 11 on 4/02/09. Signed by Senate President on 4/3/09. Signed by House Speaker on 4/6/09. Filed with the Secretary of State on 4/6/09.
Download the text of SJ 20 here (PDF file 16k).
Status: Passed into law 4/6/09
AN ACT authorizing the production of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop; requiring that a license be obtained prior to growing Industrial Hemp;
Download the text of SB 261 here (PDF file 81k).
Status: Passed into law and signed by Gov. Martz on 4/23/01
Status: Passed into law 2/17/99