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Missouri Hemp Law

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Hemp farming is legal in Missouri

No hemp was grown in Missouri last year.

On this page you will find Missouri hemp law along with a history of how Missouri hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Missouri hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

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Missouri Hemp Law & Legislation

This bill exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as Cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 0.3% THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. In addition, it is legal for any person who has received an industrial hemp license to grow, harvest, cultivate, and process industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support
STATUS: Signed into law by Gov. Greitens on June 1, 2018

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow, harvest, and cultivate industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp.

POSITION: Support

2015
SB 255

This act exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 3/10 of one percent THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances.

Exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate hemp.

Allows those licensed by the Department of Agriculture to grow and handle industrial hemp and creates the crime of unlicensed industrial hemp production

Exempts industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and specifies that it is legal for anyone who has not been convicted of a drug-related crime to cultivate such hemp. Introduced and read first time on 2/27/2014. Read second time on 3/3/2014.
Download the text of HB 2054 here (PDF file 197k).

Defines industrial hemp, allows the Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp for research purposes, and allows for the use of “hemp extract” to treat certain individuals with epilepsy. Introduced on 3/31/2014.
Download the text of HB 2238 as passed here (PDF file 82k).
Signed by Governor 7/14/2014.

This act exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than one percent THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. In addition, this act specifies that it is legal for any person who has not been convicted of any drug-related offense to grow and cultivate industrial hemp. Under this act, the burden of proof is on the defendant to prove that a substance is industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 2/20/2013.
Download the text of SB 358 here (PDF file 856k).

This bill defines “industrial hemp” as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 1% tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and exempts it from the varieties of cannabis that are classified as controlled substances. Any person who has not been convicted of a felony offense or a misdemeanor drug-related offense may legally grow and cultivate industrial hemp. When a person is charged with possession of a controlled substance and he or she claims the substance was industrial hemp, the burden of proof will be on the person to prove that the substance was industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 2/22/2011. Read Second Time on 2/23/2011. Referred to General Laws committee on 4/12/2011.
Download the text of HB 620 here (PDF file 98k).

This bill defines “industrial hemp” as cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 1% tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and exempts it from the varieties of cannabis that are classified as controlled substances. Any person who has not been convicted of any felony offense or misdemeanor drug-related offense may legally grow and cultivate industrial hemp. When a person is charged with possession of a controlled substance and he or she claims the substance was industrial hemp, the burden of proof will be on the defendant to prove that the substance was industrial hemp and not a controlled substance. Introduced and Read First Time on 3/31/09. Read Second Time on 4/1/09.
Download the text of HB 1130 here (PDF file 6k).

1998
SCR 42
Died in committee.

1997
SB 79
Passed in the Senate, but voted down on the House floor
after the DEA lobbied against it.
Download the text of Introduced SB 79 here (PDF file 4k).
Download the text of Senate Committee Substitute SB 79 here (PDF file 5k).
Download the text of Perfected SB 79 here (PDF file 6k).
Download the text of House Committee Substitute SB 79 here (PDF file 6k).

HB 283
Died in committee.
Download the text of Introduced HB 283 here (PDF file 5k).
Download the text of Committee Substitute HB 283 here (PDF file 5k).

1996
SCR 26
Died in committee.

On this page you will find the most current Missouri hemp law along with a history of how Missouri hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Missouri hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.