Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Hemp Program

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.

Hemp Processor Permit Application

Click the button above to enter the new GDA Hemp Licensing and Reporting System. All Growers and Processors must use this system to submit reports, update, and apply or renew licenses/permits.


  • Each Licensed Hemp Grower must provide crop information to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by July 31, 2022. Contact your local FSA office for instructions on how to report. A full directory of FSA offices is available at

  • The background check process has changed. No background checks will be accepted unless the Department has sent specific authorization to the applicant. If you are currently applying and have not completed your background check, please wait to do so until the Department has notified you. Please disregard any previous instructions that you may have downloaded.



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


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


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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