No hemp manufacturers, hemp products or retailers of hemp products are registered until official notification has been received from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Who is required to register?
Manufacturers of hemp products and extracts.
Manufacturer Registration of Hemp Products Form
The manufacturer of all hemp products, including hemp fiber products, available for distribution in West Virginia shall register annually with the Department. This includes products manufactured in West Virginia, another state, or another country.
Annual registration fee of $200 per product. The annual fee for hemp product registrations shall be capped at $1,000 per manufacturer for products that are manufactured and sold in West Virginia.
Hemp fiber products, such as rope, fiber, hempcrete, paper, and other industrial uses, are exempt from the $200.00 annual fee and certificate of analysis but are subject to all other registration requirements. Hemp products that are not consumed, inhaled, ingested, absorbed, come in contact with the skin, or otherwise have an effect on the health of humans or animals are exempt from the $200.00 annual fee and certificate of analysis but are subject to all other registration requirements.
Distributor or seller of hemp products or extracts.
Seller / Distributor Registration Form
All retail facilities (including on-line retailers) are required to register with the Department to sell hemp products or extracts in West Virginia. A registration fee of $100.00 shall be paid to the Department with the submission for application to sell and distribute hemp products in West Virginia. Retail establishments that sell only products that they manufacture themselves are exempt from the requirement to pay the fee to distribute, but are not exempt from the requirement to register annually.
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