Industrial Hemp Cultivation Now Legal in North Carolina
The new law, which was approved overwhelmingly in the state’s legislature, establishes an industrial hemp commission tasked with licensing hemp farmers and overseeing a hemp pilot program. The new law will allow hemp to be legally cultivated in North Carolina for the first time in decades.
In addition to allowing farmers to grow hemp, researchers at the state’s A&T University will also be allowed to grow and study the crop, though they’ll also need to receive a license from the state.
The full text of Senate Bill 313 can be found by clicking here.