North Carolina Hemp Commission to Hold Next Public Meeting via Conference Call on Jan. 29

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 to review and approve research pilot program applications. An update will also be provided regarding the USDA Final Rule for the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program.

The meeting will be conducted via conference call and is open to the public.

Join the conference call on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 2pm 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 988-6277-3633 and the passcode is 464093. 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 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 potentially save trees/forests by reducing 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

Ed. Note: Hemp information added by editor. KW

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