Industrial Hemp

Status of Program   

With nearly 800 applications submitted for the 2020 Hemp Program the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is adjusting the following deadlines:

 January 17, 2020 – ADAI will notify all applicants of approval.


All 2020 Grower and/or Processor/Handler Applicants must be registered BEFORE 5:00 pm January 31, 2020, for a one-day Mandatory Orientation meeting scheduled during the week of February 25-28, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Teague Arena, Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery AL 36107.  The ADAI Hemp webpage will have the registration link available on January 18th. If you are bringing anyone with you, they must be registered at the same time that you register online. You can only register one other person to attend the meeting with you, as the primary contact/licensee. Registration is only online

 All 2020 University/College Affiliation Applicants must be registered BEFORE 5:00 pm January 31, 2020, for a one-day Mandatory Orientation Meeting scheduled for February 20, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Richard Beard Building Auditorium, AL Dept of Agriculture and Industries, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery AL 36107. You will be emailed registration information by February 1, 2020.

 January 31, 2020 –  PAYMENT OF $1,000 PER SITE FEE(S)  

ALL 2020 Applicants MUST HAVE THE SITE FEE(S) PAID IN FULL BEFORE 5:00 pm January 31, 2020 or they will not be issued a 2020 license, nor will they be able to attend the Mandatory Orientation Meeting in February – even if they are registered and show up.


ALL 2020 Applicants MUST have their signed Licensing Agreements emailed, uploaded, or mailed to AL Dept of Agriculture and Industries BEFORE 5:00 pm January 31, 2020.

 March 6, 2020 – Last date for conditionally-approved 2020 applicants to email or mail the required information/documents to ADAI.  Emails must be received by 5:00 pm on March 6, 2020 and mailed items must be postmarked on or before March 6, 2020.   Your conditional license is subject to revocation if your required information/documents are not received by March 6, 2020.  If your 2020 Grower License is revoked, you will not be refunded the $1,000 per site fee(s) you paid, and any hemp material in your possession at the time of revocation will be confiscated and destroyed.