Frequently Asked Questions
I want to grow industrial hemp in North Carolina, how do I get started?
Please visit the homepage for the NC Department of Agriculture – Industrial Hemp Pilot Program where you will find the necessary forms and information.
Does the NCIHA approve or issue grower or processor licenses?
No, The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission was established to issue licenses allowing a person, firm, or corporation to cultivate industrial hemp.
I want to become a processor in North Carolina, how do I get started?
Please visit the Processors section of the NC Department of Agriculture website.
I am currently a certified grower in NC and need to make changes to my license, can you help?
Changes are handled by the NC Department of Agriculture and you must notify the NC Department of Agriculture if anything on your application changes during your licensing period! This includes, but is not limited to:
If you are growing varieties not originally listed on your application
If you are growing new varieties, strains, or types of plants
If you are importing any seed or clones at any time
If you are growing at new GPS locations
If you are growing in new field/s
If you are using a new processor or a processor not listed on your application
If you are getting your seed or clones from a new supplier
Frequently Asked Questions I want to grow industrial hemp in North Carolina, how do I get started? Please visit the homepage for the NC Department of Agriculture – Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
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Ask an Expert Feature to Be Retired
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NC Industrial Hemp Commission Meeting October 23, 2020
WHO/WHAT: The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via conference call so Commission members can review and approve …
Important Update: North Carolina to Continue Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
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Webinar Recording Available: Transition at End of NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
9/5/2020 – Under the USDA’s Interim Final Rule (IFR), state hemp pilot programs are set to expire at the …
USDA Reopens Comment Period on Hemp Interim Final Rule: Opportunity to Provide Feedback
9/5/2020 – The USDA published its Interim Final Rule (IFR) in October 2019. There were a number of items …
USDA Reopens Comment Period for Hemp Interim Rule
9/4/2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reopening the comment period to the interim final rule that …
Warning From NCDA&CS International Trade Office: Beware of Unsolicited Emails From Abroad
8/28/2020 – The following message is from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ International Trade Office. Any …
DEA Publishes Interim Final Rule
8/24/2020 – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on August …
Webinar: Updates on Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
8/6/2020 – Join NC State Extension and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Friday, August 21, …
Is It Legal to Sell CBD Products? Who Can Sell Them?
7/31/2020 – We have received a number of questions recently about who is allowed to sell hemp and hemp-derived …
DO NOT Plant Unsolicited Seeds Received in the Mail From China
Many people have received unsolicited packages from China labeled as containing earrings, but actually containing seeds. DO NOT plant …
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July Update From the NC Alternative Crops & Organics Program
7/28/20 – Written by Margaret Bloomquist, Research Associate, and Katie Learn, Research Assistant in the North Carolina Alternative Crops …
New Guidance for Banks That Work With Hemp Businesses
7/16/2020 – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued guidance for banks and other financial institutions that work …
N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission Meeting July 21, 2020
7/16/2020 WHO/WHAT: The Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting via conference call so Commission members can review and approve …
NCDA&CS Piloting Use of 3rd Party Service for Hemp Compliance Testing
7/15/2020 – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced a pilot program for 3rd party testing …
An Update on Our Field Research-Hemp, Ginseng, and More!
6/30/2020 – We have been a little quiet online lately as our team is learning how to manage our …
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6/29/2020 – Under the USDA’s Interim Final Rule, published October 2019, all state pilot programs will end October 30, …
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