Special Report Preview: Let’s Grow Hemp!
The Tar Heel state is in the process of bringing back one of this nation's most controversial crops.
Hemp has been used since ancient times for food, clothing, medicinal purposes, and even construction.
However, it was made illegal because it comes from the same plant as marijuana.
The Farm Act of 2014 allowed states like Kentucky and Tennessee to begin doing researchers to help farmers learn how to grow industrial hemp once again.
Many North Carolina farmers are applying for permits for a pilot program here, but are still waiting for federal clearance to bring seeds to the state.
Brian Morris, Carolina Hemp Company, "we're going to look back on this in 10-years and we're gonna kind of laugh at the hurdles we had to jump through and hoops we had to jump through just to be able to grow a plant that we should be able to grow like tomatoes in our backyard."
Monday, May 1, News 13 at 11 p.m.takes an in-depth look at the industrial hemp movement here in North Carolina.
Why many believe it's the right crop at the right time that will bring a great deal of benefit.
Join us Monday, May 1 at 11 p.m. on News 13 at 11 p.m.