NC Industrial Hemp Commission Public Meeting by Conference Call is July 21

Hemp Blue jeans, clothing made with industrial hemp. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Hemp Blue jeans, clothing made with industrial hemp. Photo: Kay Whatley.

 

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

Join the conference call on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 10am via computer, telephone, smart phone, or other device.

The public may access the conference call online at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by phone at either of these US toll numbers:

  • 1.929.205.6099
  • 1.669.900.6833

The meeting ID is 948-7428-1003. 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.

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 that can be used to create many products, including building materials, oils, medicines, food, fiber, and health-and-beauty products. Its use for products such as toilet paper and hemp lumber could save trees/forests through reduced logging and destruction. Its medicinal uses are being studied for a wide variety of health issues/diseases.

 

Source: NCDA&CS

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