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Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

Meetings & Public Hearings

Next Meeting:
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Gov. James G. Martin Building*
N.C. State Fairgrounds | directions
Raleigh, NC

Purpose of this meeting:

  • to adopt the proposed temporary rules to present to the Office of Administrative Hearings Rules Commission. 
  • to review the proposed licensure application

 


Previous meetings

Dec. 22, 2016

Agenda

Call to OrderDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Statement Concerning Conflicts of InterestDr. Tom Melton, Chair

“Under the State Government Ethics Act, the chairman is required to remind all members of their duty to avoid conflicts of interest or appearances of conflicts of interest.  If you have any conflict or appearance of conflict of interest with respect to any item on the agenda, please state this for the record and refrain from inappropriate participation on that item.”

Recognition of Special GuestsDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Opening Statement Dr. Tom Melton, Chair

Approval of Minutes from December 1, 2016 meetingDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Order of Business

  • Discussion and authorization for Dr. Melton to proceed with the proposed position for Program Manager of NC Industrial Hemp Program
  • Overview of Temporary Rules Making Process – Anne Brown and Jon Lanier
  • Presentations to Commission (to be received as information)
    • Dr. Bill Foote, Director, NC Crop Improvement Association
    • Dr. Keith Edmisten, Professor, NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Department
    • Marshall Hurley, North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association
    • Bert James, Bioregen Co-op
    • Roland McReynolds, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
  • Final Approval of Rules for licensing cultivation of industrial hemp
  • Request for letter of support for hempcrete research
  • Other Business

 
Adjourn

The purpose for this meeting will be to convene over the final draft of the rules and regulations before they are submitted to governing review.

*The Martin Building is located inside of Gate 9 on Trinity Road and has plentiful, free parking.

 

Dec. 1, 2016 meeting agenda

Call to OrderDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Statement Concerning Conflicts of InterestDr. Tom Melton, Chair

“Under the State Government Ethics Act, the chairman is required to remind all members of their duty to avoid conflicts of interest or appearances of conflicts of interest.  If you have any conflict or appearance of conflict of interest with respect to any item on the agenda, please state this for the record and refrain from inappropriate participation on that item.”

Recognition of Special GuestsDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Opening Statement Dr. Tom Melton, Chair

Recognition of MinutesDr. Tom Melton, Chair

Order of Business -

  • Discussion and finalization of proposed rules for licensing of industrial hemp production
  • Discussion and finalization of proposed position description for Program Manager of NC Industrial Hemp Program
  • Additional topics as proposed by the commission 

Public Comment

Adjourn

 

Nov. 1, 2016 Recap>>

Timeline
Nov. 1, 2016 First board meeting of the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission held at the Martin Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Read recap>>
Oct. 2016 Appointment of the 9-member commission.
May 2016 Funding is obtained to create the commission.
2015 N.C. legislators pass the Industrial Hemp Bill (SB 313) that allows for the formation of the Industrial Hemp Commission.
2014 Congress passes the Agricultural Act of 2014, which allows for certain states to grow industrial hemp as part of an agricultural pilot program for research purposes.
1970 The Controlled Substances Act classified the Cannibus sativa plant as an illegal “schedule I drug,” which imposed strict regulations on the cultivation of industrial hemp.
1942 Hemp for Victory. The U.S. government encourages farmers to grow hemp needed to make ropes and parachutes for the war effort. Prohibition resumed after the war.
1937 The U.S. government outlaws the production of hemp as part of the Prohibitive Marijuana Tax Act.
1600s - 1900s Hemp is grown throughout the U.S. and used mainly for its fibers.

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