NC Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting at State Fairgrounds on Sept. 24

Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association,
Farmer harvesting industrial hemp. Source: NC Industrial Hemp Association,

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve research pilot program applications. A program update will also be provided.

The meeting is open to the public. On Tuesday, September  24, 2019, 9am, attend this in-person meeting in the Gov. James G. Martin Building, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC.

For meeting questions, contact Beth Farrell at 919.707.3014.

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.

NC hemp is growing under the Pilot Project, and farmers may apply to grow as long as they meet the requirements. Requirements include designation/filing with the IRS as a farmer.

See more about the NC Industrial Hemp Program and Pilot Project at, which includes a link to the Application and Application FAQs.


Source: Beth Farrell, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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