Industrial Hemp Research

The combined effect of the federal Agriculture Act of 2014 and the state Industrial Hemp Research Act of 2014 is to allow Michigan colleges and universities to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is charged with certifying sites where industrial hemp is to be grown under the authority of these acts.  Growing industrial hemp on uncertified sites is illegal under state and federal law.  The links below provide information for colleges and universities interested in applying for site certification.