NC Industrial Hemp Commission Public Meeting via Conference Call is Oct. 23

Hemp field under the North Carolina blue sky. Photo: Kay Whatley
Hemp field under the North Carolina blue sky. Photo: Kay Whatley

 

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting so its members members can review and approve research pilot program applications. The meeting will be conducted via “conference call” and is open to the public.

Join the conference call on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10am via computer, telephone, smart phone, or other device.

Access to the conference call either at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or call 1-929-205-6099 (US toll) or 1-699-900-6833 (US toll).

The meeting ID is 923-4180-6158 and the passcode is 385465.

Participants will be prompted to enter their name and email address to enter the meeting via the website or prompted for unique participant ID for the call (press # to access the call).

Hemp growing in North Carolina is still managed under the agricultural Pilot Project, and farmers can 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, and is a highly-useful plant. Products that can be made from hemp include building materials, oils, medicines, food, fiber, and health-and-beauty products.

Hemp use for products such as toilet paper and hemp lumber could save trees/forests through reduced logging and destruction.

Hemp’s medicinal uses are being studied, with hope for applications/treatment for a wide variety of health issues/diseases.

 

Source: NCDA&CS

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