The next meeting of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission has been announced. The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via telephone conference call.
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the meeting will begin online at 10am. Joining the meeting as a participant in-advance of 10am is suggested.
Access to the conference call can be made at go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by calling 1.408.638.0968 (US toll) or 1.646.558.8656 (US toll).
The meeting ID is 857-230-937.
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.
Note that these conference call meetings often run 45 minutes or longer.
If accessing via computer, know that the meeting software may access your audio or computer camera; however, you may mute both of these within the meeting software — muting is recommended if you do not want to be heard, or watched, by the other meeting participants and host.
The Commission is expected to review and approve research pilot program applications during the call.
Industrial hemp is currently growing across North Carolina and harvests have been successfully processed in 2017.
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.
The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission is online at www.ncagr.gov/hemp. Information on applying for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program — under which a select group have been permitted for farming industrial hemp — may be found via that site.
Source: Sandy Stewart, NCDA&CS