Frequently Asked Questions
I want to grow industrial hemp in North Carolina, how do I get started?
Please visit the homepage for the NC Department of Agriculture – Industrial Hemp Pilot Program where you will find the necessary forms and information.
Does the NCIHA approve or issue grower or processor licenses?
No, The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission was established to issue licenses allowing a person, firm, or corporation to cultivate industrial hemp.
I want to become a processor in North Carolina, how do I get started?
Please visit the Processors section of the NC Department of Agriculture website.
I am currently a certified grower in NC and need to make changes to my license, can you help?
Changes are handled by the NC Department of Agriculture and you must notify the NC Department of Agriculture if anything on your application changes during your licensing period! This includes, but is not limited to:
If you are growing varieties not originally listed on your application
If you are growing new varieties, strains, or types of plants
If you are importing any seed or clones at any time
If you are growing at new GPS locations
If you are growing in new field/s
If you are using a new processor or a processor not listed on your application
If you are getting your seed or clones from a new supplierFrequently Asked Questions I want to grow industrial hemp in North Carolina, how do I get started? Please visit the homepage for the NC Department of Agriculture – Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
North Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses
Status: In North Carolina, qualifying patients can possess and use CBD products. The state does not have or allow a regulated system for cultivation, production, or dispensing of the CBD products.
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Number of North Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses Licenses Available
North Carolina Medical Marijuana License Guidelines
The state does not have or allow a regulated system for cultivation, production, or dispensing of the CBD products. A neurologist must be affiliated with an in-state licensed hospital to obtain the medicine.
Therefore, the state of North Carolina currently is not accepting applications for marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business, review the resources below.
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The History of North Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses Marijuana
In 2014, North Carolina legalized a limited medical marijuana program through legislation. The law, known as the North Carolina Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act, allows for qualifying patients to use and possess low THC and high CBD extracts. The law was amended in July 2015 so that qualifying patients no longer had to participate in a pilot study to receive treatment. Under the law, patients must have intractable epilepsy and be under the care of a state-approved neurologist who has attempted at least three other treatments options with no benefit. The neurologist must be affiliated with an in-state licensed hospital to obtain the medicine as personal cultivation and a statewide regulated dispensary system is not allowed.Open A Dispensary In North Carolina – The bill signed into legislation allows for very limited use of low-THC marijuana for therapeutic treatment of… ]]>