Alabama hemp growers, processors and universities can now apply for a license for the 2023 season.

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) announced that license applications are available online through the Kelly Registration System from 8:00 a.m. Oct. 11 to 5:00 p.m. Nov. 30.

“This is the department’s fifth year to administer the hemp program. It has always been our goal to manage the program in a fair and timely manner to benefit Alabama farmers and hemp producers and to develop industrial hemp as an alternative crop,” said Rick Pate, ADAI commissioner.

Each application requires a non-refundable application fee of $150, plus a service fee. For more information, click here.