The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is excited to announce the opening of 2021 Hemp Program registration online through the Vermont Hemp Program registration and compliance portal, which can be found at hemp.vermont.gov. Applicants are able pay for registration online, and once approved can access a copy of their registration and print maps of cultivation, drying and storage areas, processing locations and other mapped information from the registrant’s account. When mapping your cultivation area make sure to map/draw the boundaries of the cultivation areas by setting multiple points using the draw polygon tool. The area of mapped cultivation should match the acres registered for cultivation. Failing to completely outline the boundaries of your cultivation area will result in delays in processing your application.
Additionally, beginning in 2021, the web-based portal will allow hemp program registrants to declare all harvest lots including imported crops from other states, track harvest lots through process lots, upload required records such as certificates of analysis and pre-harvest sampling forms, and record transfers of harvest lots and process lots between registered growers and processors. Maintaining these records along with others are a requirement of the Vermont Hemp Rules.
The Vermont Cannabis Quality Control Program is now accepting applications to become a certified laboratory. To begin the process of becoming a certified laboratory, a person must submit a complete application, including necessary documentation, and if a full review- pay the required $1,500 fee. The Program will conduct a pre-application review or a full review of the application materials to ensure the laboratory's accreditations, practices, procedures, and personnel meet the requirements of the Program for the testing area in which the applicant seeks certification.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets established its contaminant action limits for hemp crops and products. Registrants must have their crops and products tested for the purposes of compliance with the Vermont Hemp Rules. If you have questions regarding testing and action limits, please contact the program at AGR.HempLabCertification@vermont.gov
The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) under 6 V.S.A., chapter 34 has adopt rules establishing how the AAFM will conduct research within its hemp program and the requirements for the registration of hemp growers and processors. These rules also address standards and expectations for record keeping, reporting, testing, and labeling, and include enforcement provisions.
Industrial hemp or hemp is the Cannabis sativa L. plant including all parts of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. In Vermont, hemp is considered an “agricultural product” when grown by an individual that is registered with Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (the "Agency") as part of its pilot program. Cannabis sativa L. with a delta- 9 THC concentration greater than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis is not hemp and is not an agricultural product.
Questions about the Hemp Program can be directed to Agr.Hemp@vermont.gov or 802-828-1732.
Complaints about hemp cultivation or processing can reported to the Agency using the Environmental Complaint Form.