Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting Thursday, April 6

Press release from N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

WHO/WHAT: The Industrial Hemp Commission will host a public meeting via conference call to review and approve applications received to grow industrial hemp under a pilot program. No public comments will be taken during the meeting.


WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 6, 2 p.m.

BACKGROUND: Access to the conference call can be made at or by calling 1-646-558-8656 (U.S. Toll) or 1-408-638-0968 (U.S. Toll). The meeting ID is 512896464. 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.

The N.C. 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.

For meeting questions, contact Lori Pfister at 919-707-3236.

About Able Allen
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