The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold an emergency public meeting so Commission members can discuss the resolution approved on November 11, 2019 to extend the NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program through 2020.
The public meeting will be conducted via conference call and is open to the public. Join the conference call by computer, telephone, smart phone, or other device on Friday, November 22, 2019, starting at 2pm*.
Access the conference call online at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by phone at either of these US toll numbers:
The meeting ID is 632-359-814. Participants will be prompted to enter their name and email address to enter the meeting via the website, or prompted for a unique participant ID for the call. Press # to access the call.
NC hemp growing is under the agricultural Pilot Project, and farmers may apply to grow as long as they meet the requirements. See more about the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Project at www.ncagr.gov/hemp.
The NC General Assembly passed Senate Bill 313 in 2015, allowing the creation of the Industrial Hemp Commission to develop the rules and licensing structure necessary to stay within federal laws. The Industrial Hemp Commission adopted temporary rules in February 2017, setting up the application requirements and process.
Hemp, a “no high” (low THC) cousin of marijuana, has thousands of uses including building materials, oils, medicines, food, fiber, and health-and-beauty products.
Source: NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
* Note that initial meeting announcements from NC Ag listed the start time as 1pm. The correct start time is 2pm.