NC Industrial Hemp Commission’s Next Public Conference Call is June 26

Hemp Inc. wall of hemp products in Spring Hope NC facility. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Hemp Inc. wall of hemp products in Spring Hope NC facility. Photo: Kay Whatley.

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission is holding its next public meeting via telephone conference call. The public may “attend” via phone or computer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, starting at 10am.

The public meeting will be held via teleconference call via the website go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp and Participants will be prompted to enter their name and email address to enter the meeting via the website.

Or, join by telephone at 669.900.6833 or 646.558.8656. Callers will be prompted for a unique participant ID for the call. Press # to access the call.

The June 26 meeting ID is 937-595-860.

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 growing is still 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 on the Pilot Project at www.ncagr.gov/hemp, which includes a link to the Application and Application FAQs.

 

Source: NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services

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