Industrial Hemp Commission 

Under VI Code Title 7 Subsection § 203, the Commissioner and the University of the Virgin Islands shall promulgate regulations jointly for:


  1. Testing of the industrial hemp during growth to determine tetrahydrocannabinol levels;
  2. Supervision of the industrial hemp during its growth and harvest;
  3. Assessment of a fee that is commensurate with the costs of the Commissioner’s regulatory activities in licensing, testing, and supervising industrial hemp production;
  4. Production and sale of industrial hemp which are consistent with the regulations of the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration for the production, distribution, and sale of industrial hemp; and
  5. Any other regulations and procedures necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.

Ready to get more information on Hemp?

Industrial Hemp Commission Members

Positive T. A. Nelson

Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture

Dr. David Hall, SJD

President of the University of the Virgin Islands


Designee, on behalf of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development, Agriculture, & Planning

Richard Evangelista, Esq

Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Ray Martinez

Commissioner Nominee of the Virgin Islands Police Department

Dr. Janis Valmond

Commissioner’s Designee, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health

Carol Thomas Jacobs, Esq.

Designee, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General


Virgin Islands Farmer with an Interest in Growing Industrial Hemp

Laurent 'Tippy' Alfred, Esq.

Retailer of Industrial Hemp Products


Wholesaler of Industrial Hemp Products


Manufacturer of Industrial Hemp Products

Get in touch with us!

Connect with us in our VIDA offices on St. Croix, St. John, or St. Thomas. Or, send us an email using the button below.

(340) 774-5182