Oregon Alert: Short Window for 2019 Industrial Hemp Registration

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announced that the 2019 applications for industrial hemp licensees will be available towards the end of November or mid- December. Applicants will have a short window to register ahead of the December 31st expiration date for 2018 registrations. The Department of Agriculture indicated that it will take up to four weeks to process the applications, and perhaps longer, if the application is incomplete or inaccurate. The delay in the publishing of the applications may in part be due to the new industrial hemp rules that the department has proposed and is in the process of finalizing.