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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill That Would Avert Hemp Industry Shutdown

Advocates in North Carolina see hemp as a rotation crop

Farming legislation that would firmly establish the legality of industrial hemp in North Carolina has passed the state’s Senate.

The Senate yesterday approved its annual Farm Act, including updated language which would remove hemp from the state’s controlled substances list, a change that is necessary because hemp has been legal in the state only under a pilot hemp program started in 2017 that ends July 1.

The measure, which now goes to the state’s House of Representatives, would also set the official level for THC that defines hemp from marijuana at 0.3%.

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