Win! Industrial Hemp Now Legal in North Carolina

Posted by on November 5, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 34 Comments

North Carolina hemp legalizationBy Mike Barrett | NaturalSociety.com

Numerous industries would benefit from the industrialization of hemp as they once did in America. But thanks to the federal government, this widely-diverse crop has been highly underutilized, even despite the fact that it is entirely different than psychoactive marijuana. But now in a huge game-changing move for the US, North Carolina has recently legalized the cultivation and manufacturing of industrial hemp.

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Spring Hope, North Carolina has one of the only large hemp decortication plants in the US. Decortication is the process of stripping the bark (long fiber) from the stalks, allowing the crop to be better utilized for production. Say hello to more clothing, jewelry, rope, fuel, and much more derived from hemp.

The North Carolina plant hasn’t been able to process hemp because of obvious legal issues. Though it will now be able to process a whopping 40 million pounds of hemp each year, paving way for long-awaited production and employment opportunities.

On October 31, 2015 Governor Pat McCrory passed Senate Bill 313, allowing farmers in North Carolina to wake up in the morning with a new option for growing crops. Industrial hemp production became legal at the stroke of midnight.


The bill passed the House and Senate in late September by a vote of 101-7 and 42-2, respectively. It has been, until just recently, awaiting Governor Pat McCrory to sign it into law.

The North Carolina General Assembly:

“…finds and declares that it is in the best interest of the citizens of North Carolina to promote and encourage the development of an industrial hemp industry in the State in order to expand employment, promote economic activity, and provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production.

The purposes of this Article are to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State, to provide for reporting on the program by growers and processors for agricultural or other research, and to pursue any federal permits or waivers necessary to allow industrial hemp to be grown in the State.”

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Currently, the United States is the number one importer of hemp products in the world. We have to import it because we can’t grow and produce it here. So, we spend millions, as a whole, bringing it in from other countries who know better than to ban such a valuable crop.

What makes hemp so valuable? Its uses are virtually endless. But, here’s a start:

  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Rope
  • Building materials
  • Cooking (hemp oil)
  • Medicine
  • Food (it won’t get you high)
  • Skin care products
  • Animal and bird feed
  • Animal bedding
  • Water and soil purification
  • Weed control
  • Clean fuel

Now, North Carolina can show the country how to re-utilize an infinitely-old crop that once helped run America.

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  1. 903988916305202@facebook.com' James Conn says:

    Even if the planet saving truth could stand up and slap lawmakers in the face most won’t budge from their position.

  2. 710524449092173@facebook.com' Erik Wildcard says:

    Jon Paul

  3. 846414435380494@facebook.com' Revolution de Mind says:

    who else really gets this

  4. 1149218325091721@facebook.com' George Janovich says:

    They will budge when they see the money rolling in.

  5. 1056660967686477@facebook.com' Linda Teresa Dillard-Avery says:

    Yaaaaaay!”HomeTown NC!!!”

  6. 10153083125772105@facebook.com' James Crawford says:

    awesome way to go

  7. 10207540229851049@facebook.com' Kelly Salz says:

    Ronaldo Amador

  8. 1641657376105912@facebook.com' Ronaldo Amador says:

    Wuuuuut rethinking decisions right now.Kelly Salz

  9. 1683500798559415@facebook.com' Dominic Barbas says:

    I am coming to work in north Carolina,

  10. 10102489847797038@facebook.com' Darryl Wawa says:

    Bartolomeo Santo Fontana it’s happening bro

  11. 10206636707370036@facebook.com' Ronnie Wheeler says:

    Well done,NC

  12. 10153380051493369@facebook.com' Luree Echols says:

    hemp paper, hemp shoes, hemp bikini, hemp gym shorts, hemp furniture, hemp planters, hemp hearts, sauteed hemp, fried hemp, hemp rigatoni, grilled hemp, hemp with scallops, hemp hemp hemp hemp

  13. 10207138825700769@facebook.com' Robert Petkus says:

    HEMP is the ticker for a publicly traded company that is building the first US hemp decorticator which is the equipment used to process the hemp. But now and make some green on the green.

  14. 1164919143535766@facebook.com' Kevin Zeph says:

    Adam Saylor thats a win

  15. 913820448702373@facebook.com' Jose Ramirez says:

    Jessica Thomas we can move to North Carolina and grow hemp 😉

  16. 903988916305202@facebook.com' James Conn says:

    superb bio-fuel, building material, soil regeneration,clothing, near miraculous medical cures and on and on go the myriad of amazing uses the hemp plant offers.

  17. 138899509799555@facebook.com' Lifes A Beach Hall says:

    Yassss…..

  18. 1716514941902925@facebook.com' Dan Snoek says:

    what is the origin of what they plant…seemingly about-face moves r usually deceptions….gmo propaganda….hope its natural

  19. 1276948002330826@facebook.com' Brittany Dawn Melton says:

    Surprise sunrise a renewable resource textile that replenishes our Freaken ozone!!!!!?!!!?!!?
    What no way …?

  20. 1062731187079506@facebook.com' Jack Price says:

    its about f ing time montana needs to get its ass in the gear

  21. 189876791352429@facebook.com' Lisa Harrison says:

    Great

  22. 10206854478674177@facebook.com' Irene L'HommeDieu says:

    Finally. …

  23. 1143888455640883@facebook.com' Cheryl Janecky says:

    Shared <3

  24. 1041975449186703@facebook.com' Matthew Lycan Burgos says:

    Check this out pops Julio Burgos

  25. 10154407162453146@facebook.com' Michael Guido Pierangelino says:

    Christina D Martinez

  26. 10205411831280836@facebook.com' Dio Nel says:

    Garnet Gail

  27. 10208459573952876@facebook.com' Sidney Isaac Daniels says:

    Hey Justin Delarue Delavega Frazier

  28. 697710383692256@facebook.com' Evania Woyewoda says:

    Perfect! Solution for global warming. Everyone grows their own hemp and pot and food! I think it’s catching on…

  29. 152511568431358@facebook.com' Dehlia Jane Cook says:

    Only one problem, us govt won’t allow states to import hemp seeds

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