AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE AGRICULTURAL LAWS OF THIS STATE.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Eliminates the content of previous Section 1 of the act which, effective June 30, 2022, proposed to (1) amend the definition of marijuana under the NC Controlled Substances Act, set out in GS 90-87, to explicitly exclude hemp and hemp products and (2) amend GS 90-94, which sets out the Schedule VI controlled substances, to exclude from tetrahydrocannabinols hemp or hemp products. Makes conforming organizational changes.
Adds additional criteria and requirements to the proposed new qualification as a farm building, as the term is used in GS 143-138(b4), which excludes certain farm buildings and primitive camps from building rules. Regarding the proposed inclusion of buildings used primarily for the storage of agricultural commodities or products or storage and use of materials for agricultural purposes, regardless of whether the building is located on the same property where the agricultural commodities or products were produced, establishes limiting criteria to require the building to be surrounded and adjoined by public ways and yards, as defined in the 2018 Building Code, of at least 60 feet in width, to qualify as a farm building under the new qualification. Additionally, adds a new requirement for the owner of such qualifying buildings to post a placard on the front of the building, as described, identifying the building as "Ag. Exempt."