**UPDATE received Oct. 6, 2016, from the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA):
“We have been advised that the North Caroline Industrial Hemp Commission has been Appointed in full! The NCIHA is making efforts to meet with the [state] NCIHC in the near future.
“Our originally scheduled Nov. 1st Meeting of the NCIHA has been postponed with a new date to be determined soon! Our hopes are to have preliminary meetings with the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission prior to our Membership Meeting to gather information and expectations for our membership.”
Original article included below, published Aug. 7, 2016.
The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) will be holding the first Annual Voting Member and Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Thanks to reaching their funding goal mandated by the state, and support from hundreds in the state and across the nation, NCIHA has successfully in achieving their goal of having North Carolina join the Hemp-producing states. Now, we are taking the next step and having our first meeting of our membership!
At the meeting, members will vote and elect the first slate of association board officers, including a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Nominations are being accepted for these seats within the association.
All members of the Association may attend the meeting; however, only voting members may vote! In September, information on the nominees will be distributed to members for their consideration when voting. Voting will take place prior to the November 1 meeting.
If you’d like to have a say in the direction of the NC Industrial Hemp Association, become a voting member. If you’re already a member, be sure to renew your dues or upgrade membership by September 2016.
To join the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, visit this link. Information on the four levels of support are included there. The 2016 dues, or renewals, may be paid online or by check and must be paid in advance of nominating or voting.
Our tentative schedule of events on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, is:
- 10am — Board Members Meeting
- 11:30am — Voting Member Meeting and Elections
- 12pm (noon) — General Information Sessions and NC Pilot Program Updates
Throughout the day, there will be speakers and exhibitors to help educate on the industrial hemp industry.
This initial meeting is planned in the Central North Carolina area. The venue is being prepared behind the scenes, and a location announcement will be made this Fall. For more information or with questions, contact the NCIHA Board of Directors and its Volunteers at 888.530.6731.
The NCIHA is a 501(c6) non-profit organization and all donations made to the NCIHA may be partially tax deductible (check with your accountant). Connect with the NCIHA online at:
- Main website – ncindhemp.org/index.html
- Twitter – twitter.com/NCHempIndustry
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthCarolinaIndustrialHempAssociation
The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association is headquartered at 1157 S Cox Street, in Asheboro NC.