My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
One member of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission has charged the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) with purposefully delaying hemp seed shipments to the state.
“It’s clear to me. They’re (the DEA) just trying to delay it. If (the DEA) said yes today, we’re not looking at getting (the seed) here in time to plant. We should be planting right now,” Commissioner Fen Rascoe told Mountain Express.
IHC is the state agency assigned to develop North Carolina’s industrial hemp pilot program. As in many states, however, the Commission has been hampered by strict DEA interpretations of hemp’s legality – which has caused import problems for the last several years.