Looking for information about hemp licenses? You can now find it in the Cannabiz Media Licenses Database. The team at Cannabiz Media has been busy adding information about companies that are researching, cultivating, and processing hemp in the United States. Currently, hemp license data from 10 states has already been added to the Database, and two more states will be added soon. They are:

  1. Colorado
  2. Kentucky
  3. Maine
  4. North Carolina
  5. North Dakota
  6. Oregon
  7. Tennessee
  8. Vermont
  9. Washington
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Minnesota (coming soon)
  12. New York (coming soon)

Hemp licenses have been classified in the Database based on three activities:

  • Cultivators: Licensed to grow hemp
  • Processors: Licensed to handle and/or manufacture products from hemp
  • Hemp Seed: Licensed in Oregon to grow and/or handle agricultural hemp seed

These activities are likely to evolve over time based on states’ classifications. For example, Tennessee characterizes the types of hemp processing, including extraction, decortication, feed, essential oil, and fiber.

For now, subscribers to the Cannabiz Media License Database on the Group and Enterprise plans can find these specific types of licenses by searching for those keywords in the database search box as shown in the image below.

hemp license Search

Why Hemp?

In recent years, interest in hemp has grown significantly, and in 2017, 15 states enacted hemp legislation (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming). In addition, Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada authorized new research or pilot programs for hemp. The market is already growing rapidly.

Experts have speculated that industrial hemp could become a larger economic driver than marijuana, and it appears this speculation could come true sooner rather than later. Just last month, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state’s industrial hemp program could expand tenfold in 2018.

As one of the oldest domesticated crops, the potential for growth in the hemp market is significant. Therefore, adding hemp licenses to the Cannabiz Media License Database is critical to helping businesses, investors, journalists, and more quickly and easily access the up-to-date and reliable information they need.

How to Access Hemp License Data

To leverage all of the information Cannabiz Media collects from hemp licenses, regulators, and Freedom of Information requests, subscribe to the Cannabiz Media License Database on a Group or Enterprise plan. In addition, you can stay up-to-date on the latest hemp license news, by subscribing to Cannabiz Media’s marijuana and hemp license news alerts.

Ed Keating is a co-founder of Cannabiz Media and oversees our data research and government relations efforts. He has spent his whole career working with and advising information companies in the compliance space. Ed has overseen complex multijurisdictional product lines in the securities, corporate, UCC, safety, environmental and human resource markets and focuses on workflow products. Ed has spent the last twenty five years in the information industry.  During that time he has worked for both startup and established information companies where he has led marketing, product management and sales organizations.  These companies include Wolters Kluwer/Commerce Clearing House, CT Corporation, EDGAR Online and Business & Legal Reports. At Cannabiz Media Ed enjoys the challenge of working with regulators across the country as he and his team gather corporate, financial, and license information to track the people, products and businesses in the cannabis economy. Ed graduated from Hamilton College and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.  He has been active with the Software & Information Industry Association for his whole career and managed the Content Division for six years.  He’s was recently a Trustee at the Country School in Madison CT and a Little League Coach for seven years.