Hemp and Marijuana Production on APR and Farm Viability Protected Lands

April 28, 2021


Katelyn Parsons

In an effort to support the Massachusetts agricultural community, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) held statewide listening sessions in early 2020 seeking input on ways to improve its Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program and Farm Viability Enhancement Program (FVEP).  MDAR has reviewed its policies related to hemp and marijuana production on these protected lands in relation to the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and the cultivation of hemp in the United States.


Please visit: www.mass.gov/service-details/hemp-and-marijuana-production-on-apr-and-farm-viability-protected-lands for MDAR’s updated guidance on hemp and marijuana on APR and FVEP protected lands.