Industrial Hemp

California's industrial hemp law can be found in Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code (FAC). The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has also adopted regulations in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations. Information is available from CDFA's website at:

CDFA Industrial Hemp

A Stanislaus County license is required to cultivate industrial hemp. The deadline to submit an industrial hemp license application is July 1, 2020, 4:30 P.M. County Ordinance C.S. 1269 amends Chapter 6.85 of the Stanislaus County Code regarding hemp cultivation and places additional restrictions on industrial hemp cultivation above State requirements.

Hemp Cultivation Ordinance Changes
Presented to Board of Supervisors on February 25, 2020


For registered industrial hemp growers and/or breeders:


Scheduled Meeting


An industrial hemp meeting was held:

Date: February 18th 2020
Time: 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Location: Stanislaus County Agricultural Center
3800 Cornucopia Way
Harvest Hall, Rooms DE
Modesto, CA 95358


Expected Timeline for 2020 Industrial Hemp Program
(As of March 19, 2020)