Under federal law, hemp is defined as “a plant of the genus cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than three tenths of one percent (0.3%). )) on a dry weight basis. “

With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and its derivatives were legalized (but still under state and government supervision), establishing hemp as a regulated good. In addition, the passage of the Nevada Senate bill 305 provided the regulatory framework for industrial hemp research conducted by Nevada colleges.

University of Nevada, Reno researchers wishing to conduct industrial hemp research must register through the university and follow university procedures and guidelines regarding the cultivation, processing and manufacture of hemp. For more information on enrolling through the university, please fill out and submit the form below.

If you are interested in researching hemp, please complete the form below. Submissions will be sent to Charlene Hart, Vice President, Research Administration.