The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association has expanded to seven states and rebranded as a regional group.
The new Southeast Hemp Association includes some 650 hemp farmers and processors in seven states. The group added members from Georgia, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
“State borders should not define us when it comes to this multi-use agricultural commodity,” Butler said in a statement. “Our goal is to establish a better network of communication to address all the upcoming state and federal challenges in our industry.”