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Hemp Program

Members of the public can find information here on Vermont's hemp program.

Hemp is defined in law as 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.

The CCB is in the process of drafting rules for administering the hemp program. When they are available, they will be posted on our Laws, Rules, and Regulations page:

In the meantime, please refer to the bulletin released on November 4, 2022 for more information on how the CCB plans to approach hemp regulation.

The registration process for hemp cultivators and manufacturers will vary depending an applicant's business activities.

Hemp Cultivators

Applicants who wish to solely cultivate hemp will not register with the State of Vermont, and must apply to the USDA.  Prior to registering individuals must first create an account in the Hemp eManagement Platform (HeMP). A user guide for producers will help hemp cultivators navigate the federal registration system.

If cultivators have questions about hemp production, contact USDA at,

Adult-Use Product Manufacturing

All intoxicating hemp products will only be allowed to be sold through the adult-use and medical markets. An "intoxicating" or psychoactive hemp product is defined as:

  • Consumable hemp products with 1 mg or greater of total THC per serving; or
  • Consumable hemp products containing more than 10mg of total THC per package.

Product manufacturers who wish to make hemp products with a THC content at or above the levels listed in the previous paragraph must register as a cannabis product manufacturer through the CCB's adult-use licensing platform, and will be subject to the same testing and public health regulations as adult-use and medical products, including product registration.

Adult-Use Licensing Page:

PLEASE NOTE: Full spectrum tinctures, capsules, and salves with up to 1.5 mg THC per serving and a ratio of THC to CBD of 1:20 or greater will be considered non-intoxicating and will not be limited to the adult-use and medical cannabis market.

General Product Manufacturing

Businesses or individuals who make hemp products with less than 1 mg per serving of THC (or another intoxicating or synthetic cannabinoid) do not need to register as an adult-use product manufacturer, and may sell their products through general retail stores or online.

The Board will begin requiring all hemp processors and hemp product manufacturers who are making CBD and other appropriate hemp-derived products to be registered by the Board as a hemp processor by January 1, 2023.

Manufacturers creating hemp products for general retail sale must register with the Cannabis Control Board using the below form:

Hemp Manufacturer Registration:

  • There is an annual fee associated with hemp manufacturer registration. Please do not send payment at this time, even after registering. A staff person from the CCB will be in touch at a later point in time to arrange payment.

Novel or Synthetic Cannabinoids

The CCB plans to initially prohibit synthetic cannabinoid products containing Delta-8, Delta-10, or other novel cannabinoids for which insufficient data exists to show that it is safe for human consumption.

Once such data exists, manufacturers creating products with an intoxicating level of a novel or synthetic cannabinoid (such as Delta-8 THC or Delta-10 THC) will have to license their business and register their products through the adult-use licensing platform linked above.

All products with intoxicating levels of novel or synthetic cannabinoids will be subject to the same testing and public health regulations as adult-use and medical products, including product registration.