Resources and Guidance

Hemp Program

Upcoming Event:

2021 UVM Extension Webinar Series,  Noon to 1pm


2021 Online Hemp Registration 

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  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. 



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


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 or 802-828-1732.

Complaints about hemp cultivation or processing can reported to the Agency using the Environmental Complaint Form.


Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431