Industrial Hemp

Placer County code currently excludes the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) from the list of allowable land uses in the county. All industrial hemp activities are prohibited until such time as the county elects to change its code.

Current state law requires that hemp be grown in compliance with Division 24 of the California Food and Agriculture Code. For more information on the state's hemp program, you can visit:

Federal Farm Bill - While the 2018 Federal Farm Bill defined industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity, and removed it from the Federal Controlled Substances Act, there are still a number of steps that must take place before USDA certifies state hemp programs, including California's. More information on USDA's program can be found here:

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