Other Laws Involved in Hemp Cultivation

All states also require hemp reporting while cultivating hemp. This means hemp farmers must keep detailed records related to their hemp plants. The specificity of the required hemp reporting varies by state. In Georgia, hemp reporting is mandatory and includes records of testing information, storage information, acquisition information, and transportation method. Farmers must maintain CBD hemp farming records for the previous three years of cultivation.

Washington State must report intended use for the hemp crops, a map of the cultivation area, plant types, and signage around the perimeter of the cultivation area that includes the license number, type of crop, and Washington Department of Agriculture’s phone number.

Colorado’s mandatory hemp reporting is a bit more intensive. It requires three reports throughout the growing season: pre-planting, planting, and harvest reports. Minnesota has even stricter reporting laws. Once they submit their harvest report, hemp growers must schedule a time when the Minnesota Department of Agriculture can come to take 30 samples from each crop. Seventy-five percent of the hemp plants must be flowering when the samples are taken.

In Kansas, growers must submit a planting report 15 days or less after initially planting their CBD hemp seeds. The report must include:

  • The hemp cultivation area’s GPS coordinates.
  • A statement of the intended use of the hemp plants.
  • The specific hemp varietal of the plants.

These are just some examples of reporting guidelines from different US states. Hemp growers should report according to their specific state’s regulations.