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RALEIGH — Hemp growers and retailers in North Carolina may be helped by a provision in a Senate bill that was discussed in Senate’s Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Senate Standing Committee meeting Tuesday.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly began the first full week of work on Monday with a slate of committee meetings and eighteen bills already filed. The legislature has fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.

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RALEIGH — The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 derailed much of the work the General Assembly had done before the pandemic. Battles over redistricting reform, tax relief, teacher pay, and hemp legislation disappeared from the headlines.

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Eight decades after the anti-pot propaganda film “Reefer Madness” stirred a moral panic over marijuana, cops and prosecutors in North Carolina are bending the truth to bind hemp to its infamous cannabis cousin. 

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RALEIGH — North Carolina hemp farmers are bracing for an onslaught of federal regulation.

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RALEIGH — Justin Hamilton’s company farm last year lost an entire greenhouse of hemp — somewhere between $25,000 and $35,000 — because his crop violated the state’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) threshold by 0.1%.

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Friday, 01 November 2019 15:19

3 more charged in Ellerbe hemp theft

ELLERBE — Two more men and one woman have been charged in connection to the theft of more than 6,000 industrial hemp plants in August.

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RALEIGH — The General Assembly is one step closer to settling the smokable hemp dispute after months of deliberation.

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers have reached a compromise on smokable hemp, but their agreement may not make everyone in the hemp community happy. For now.

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