The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call to review and approve research pilot program applications.
The meeting is Wednesday, August 30, 2017, starting at 8am. The meeting will be accessible via phone or internet meeting. Access to the conference call may be made at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp, or by calling 1.408.638.0968 or 1.646.558.8656 (both US toll calls). The meeting ID is 852-399-307. 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. They should press # to access the call.
Meetings can run 45 minutes or longer. If accessing via computer, note that the meeting software may access your audio or computer camera; these may both be muted within the meeting software — recommended if you do not want to be heard, or watched, by other meeting participants.
Industrial hemp is currently growing across North Carolina for the first time in decades, with some of the first harvests already reaped and processed in a Spring Hope NC plant.
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, setting up the application requirements and process.
If you have questions, contact Lori Pfister at 919.707.3236. The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission is online at www.ncagr.gov/hemp.
Source: Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS