Office: U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 2301 S. University Avenue Little Rock, AR 72204
Industrial Hemp in Arkansas
Arkansas is one of several dozen states that have enacted some type of law allowing
or promoting the production of industrial hemp. The regulations regarding growth,
use and transport of industrial hemp are very specific.
The Arkansas State Plant Board is the only entity that may provide licenses for the
production of industrial hemp.
On April 29, 2019, Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, gave a webinar parsing the legalities of industrial hemp at the federal and state
level. A recording of the webinar is below.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Arkansas State Plant Board is conducting anIndustrial Hemp Research Pilot Programas authorized by 7 U.S.C. § 5940 (also known as Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill).