Do you want to grow hemp in North Carolina?
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. Given that NOrth Carolina is my home state I’ve been watching this process closely and am pleased to say that the program appears to be robust and well thought out.
There is no fee to apply for a license; however, there are fees required in order for a license to be issued. Fees are broken into two categories; initial fee and graduated annual fees. The initial fee for all license holders is $250. The annual fees are $250 for 49 acres or less, and $500 for 50 acres or more. All licenses holders are required to pay an additional fee of $2/acre or $2/square foot of greenhouse, whichever is applicable.
If you are interested in participating in the NC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and have questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Posted: February 27, 2017