The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will meet to review and approve research pilot program applications and to consider the permanent rules draft, part 2.
This public meeting is Thursday, June 7, 2018, starting at 9am. After several months of conference call meetings, the Commission returns to the Martin Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC.
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.
The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission is online at www.ncagr.gov/hemp. Growing hemp in NC is still only possible for the selected few within the Pilot Program; the crop is not yet open to all farmers and gardeners.
Source: Kaleb Rathbone, NCDA&CS