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As hemp industry grows – advocates call for uniform regulation

In North Carolina, the Department of Agriculture sees hemp as the next big cash crop.

Judge: South Carolina hemp farmer’s crop must be protected

A judge is allowing a South Carolina hemp farmer arrested after authorities said he grew the crop in unregistered fields to harvest some of his crop and put the money in a trust as he awaits trial.

North Carolina bill OK’d in Senate sets smokable hemp ban

North Carolina's annual agriculture measure is nearing final legislative approval after being delayed for months by a debate over the future of smokable hemp.

Hemp company bringing jobs, investing $3.4 million in Tabor City

Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced in a news release.
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How proposed state ban on smokable hemp could affect industry

The hemp industry has been growing nationwide. Now, some state lawmakers propose a ban on smokable hemp, also known as smokable flower.

NC proposes smokable hemp ban as demand grows

North Carolina is the latest state considering a ban on smokable hemp, a product that's exploding along with the health craze surrounding a compound in the plant known as CBD.
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NC woman charged with having marijuana says it was CBD

Hemp and CBD shops are popping up all over the country, including in North Carolina. Many people are turning to CBD oil as an alternative medicine.
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North Carolina farmers see hemp as next big cash crop

The 2018 Farm Bill, passed in December, removed hemp from the list of controlled substances. Since then, hundreds of North Carolina farmers are looking into growing the plant.

Farm bill attempts to aid North Carolina hemp production

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and a key legislator say proposed rules for hemp production will help position North Carolina farmers to compete and thrive in the emerging industry.

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