Not long ago, state officials signaled their interest in having farmers in the state look toward considering growing the crop.
Aside from the public meeting this week, the hemp commission in NC is also considering joining in on a lawsuit against the DEA.
Although, they are said to have already expressed support verbally for the lawsuit.
A number of pro industrial hemp growers and other advocates, want to sue the DEA because of their ruling that any products made with CBD or cannabidiol hemp should be deemed illegal and prohibited from being transported across state lines.
Farmers say that current restrictions put them at a disadvantage and they want to have the freedom to grow this crop.