NC hemp group rebrands as more regional organization

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association is changing its name to be a more regional organization.

The group said it now will be called the Southeast Hemp Association.

“We are excited to align ourselves with others in the hemp industry across the bio-region,” Executive Director Blake Butler said. “We look forward to expanding sustainable opportunities with this agricultural commodity.”

The group said more details about the transition will come soon.

The North Carolina group was not among the state chapters of the of the national Hemp Industries Association that were disbanded in July.