Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Releases Draft Rules for Hemp Cultivation, Processing and Registration, Labeling Programs

Contact: Jack Wilbur (801) 538-7098

Mobile: (801) 243-2801

Andy Pierucci (801) 538-4913


September 4, 2018



30-Day Public Comment Period Starts Saturday Sept 1.


(Salt Lake City) –The first set of three administrative rules related to the cannabis laws passed by the Utah Legislature earlier this year will be posted online Saturday September 1, 2018. The public comment period will last until 5:00 pm October 1, 2018.  


To access the rules go to the bulletin section of the Utah Office of Administrative Rules website: https://rules.utah.gov/publications/utah-state-bull/. Click on the first volume listed, Vol. 2018 No. 17. Vol. 2018 No. 17 will not be posted until September 1.


During the 30-day public comment period UDAF will also host two public hearings on the specific rules.

  • September 17, 2018. 2:00 pm—303 North 100 East. Cedar City, UT 84720
  • September 20, 2018 2:00 pm—UDAF 350 N. Redwood Road. SLC, UT 84116


The three rules being made public September 1 are R68-24. Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program for Growers, R68-25. Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program for Processors, and R68-26. Industrial Hemp Product Registration and Labeling.  The rules will contain licensing and registration requirements to grow, process, and, or distribute hemp products. They will establish requirements for CBD extraction and establish processing practices. Additionally, the rules will establish inspection and testing requirements and establish requirements for transportation and storage of industrial hemp. They delineate reports that will be required by licensees, place restrictions on the sale and transfer of industrial hemp, and the rules establish terms of licensure and renewal. Labeling requirements for industrial hemp products are also outlined.


Written comments on the rules are preferred via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via U.S. Mail: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. PO Box 146500. Salt lake City, Utah 84114-6500.