There are many Uses of Hemp, from horse bedding and particle board to fabric and car-door interiors. It’s a long list of over 30,000 uses.

Patrique Veille, co-owner of American Hemp LLC in Winston-Salem, has been in the industrial hemp business for a number of years and up until now has had to depend on imported hemp. But this year he’s hoping to start buying industrial hemp from local farmers in North Carolina, rather than importing from other countries.

In 2014 U.S. Congress loosened the laws surrounding hemp cultivation, permitting the growing of hemp for research purposes.

Uses of Hemp

In North Carolina, state legislators carried this further by establishing the N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission. This week the commission will hold a public hearing to present and discuss a potential pilot program for industrial hemp farming in North Carolina.

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