Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Hemp Program

Under the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, the Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates the cultivation and processing of hemp in Georgia.

Hemp Processor Permit Application

Click the button above to enter the GDA Hemp Licensing and Reporting System to submit reports, update, and apply or renew licenses/permits.


  • 2022 Site Reporting Due Dec 1! Please complete your site reporting (if possible) BEFORE starting a renewal. Once a renewal is started, you'll be unable to submit reports until the renewal is complete.

  • Renew for 2023! Renewals are open for currently licensed growers and permitted processors. The 2023 window will open to new applicants on January 1, 2023.



2023 Hemp Processor Application Instructions
2023 Hemp Processor Change Request Instructions
Hemp Processor Sampling and Testing Guidelines
2022 Approved Hemp Processors


2023 Hemp Grower License Application Instructions
2023 Hemp Grower Change Request Instructions
2023 Hemp Grower Reporting Instructions
2022 FSA Reporting and Annual Report Letter
Georgia Hemp Grower Plan
Pesticide Products Registered for Use on Hemp


Sampling Guidelines for Hemp U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Issued January 15, 2021
Laboratory Testing Guidelines U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program Issued January 15, 2021
GDA Department-Approved Hemp Sampling Agent Letter
GA Hemp Farming Act (2-23-1)
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
Legal Property Description Examples

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