Legislation to keep NC hemp production, sale legalPosted by On

Hemp plant clones sit ready for planting at Franny's Farm in Leicester.

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s hemp industry appears to have avoided a shutdown, as the General Assembly gave its final approval June 29 to legislation that would make its products permanently exempt from the state’s controlled substances law.

The Senate voted 41-2 for a House measure that means the production and sale of industrial hemp and products derived from hemp like CBD can still be lawful. The bill now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk for his expected signature.

Without the approved language, North Carolina’s industrial hemp program — approved in 2015 as a pilot and now operated through a federal production program — would have to shut down at the end of June. Making the hemp exception permanent would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue operating the program.

Original Author Link click here to read complete story..


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.