Industrial Hemp

California requirements for industrial hemp cultivation can be found in Division 24 of the California Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) and in Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). It is important to understand the cultivation requirements outlined in laws and regulations. Information is available from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) website at:

CDFA Industrial Hemp

In accordance with FAC Sections 81003 and 81004 and CCR Section 4901, industrial hemp growers and breeders are required to register with the county agricultural commissioner prior to planting. Stanislaus County Ordinance C.S. 1293 amends Chapter 6.85 of the Stanislaus County Code regarding hemp cultivation and places additional restrictions on industrial hemp cultivation above state requirements and includes established agricultural research institutions. Detailed information is available at:

Stanislaus County Code requires a license to cultivate industrial hemp in the unincorporated area of Stanislaus County.


Industrial Hemp Forms:


FBI Identity History Summary

On March 17, 2020, it became a requirement for each registration application to be accompanied by a Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Identity History Summary for all key participants. Information on how to obtain this document may be found at:


Established Agricultural Research Institutions (EARI)


Last updated : 2021/04/16
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