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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Hemp Program

The 2021 Application period is now open for new Grower Licenses and Processor Permits. Any renewal application that was not submitted by December 31, 2020 must be submitted as a new application. For any questions regarding renewals or new applications, please email GDALicensing@agr.georgia or

Under the authority of the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is authorized to regulate the cultivation and processing of hemp in the State of Georgia.

Attention Applicants: Please do not complete the required fingerprinting and background checks until we have notified you that your application has been approved for further processing.


09/16/2021 Notice of Intent to Amend Hemp Rules

Hemp Processor Permit Application
Hemp Grower License Application




GDA Department-Approved Hemp Sampling Agent Letter
GA Hemp Farming Act (2-23-1)
Hemp Licensing Background Check Fingerprinting Instructions
Georgia Hemp Grower and Processor Rules
FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD)
USDA Hemp Production Program Questions and Answers
Hemp and CBD in Human Food and Animal Feed
Transportation of Hemp: Frequently Asked Questions



2021 Approved Hemp Processors
Hemp Processor Sampling and Testing Guidelines


2021 FSA Reporting and Annual Report Letter
Hemp Grower License Application Instructions
Georgia Hemp Grower Plan
Pesticide Products Registered for Use on Hemp

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