Bill Summaries: S771 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 27 2016 - View summary

    Identical to H 992, filed 4/27/16.

    Amends GS 106-568.53, which establishes the power and duties of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission (Commission) to clarify that the Commission may issue licenses to a person, firm, or corporation to cultivate industrial hemp under the industrial hemp cultivation pilot program for research purposes (was, commercial purposes) to the extent allowed by federal law.  Clarifies that research purposes include the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp for purposes of Article 50E of GS Chapter 106 (Industrial Hemp).