Back in 2015, a pilot program was launched to make the sales of hemp products legal in North Carolina. But that law is about to expire on June 30th, which is making many local business owners and customers wonder what the future for hemp will be.
To clarify, hemp products sold in North Carolina or only permitted to have 0.3% or less of THC in them. THC is the chemical that causes users to become high.
The NC Senate is working on something though to keep the sale of these products legal in the state. The Senate voted 41-2 on legislation that would ensure hemp products could still be produced and sold in the state. The bill is now in the hands of Gov. Roy Cooper. Once he signs it, it will go into law.
But until that signature is on that document, the question of hemp's future in the state will remain.