Legislation that would legalize hemp production in North Carolina is headed to the governor’s desk.

N.C.’s Senate approved said bill on Tuesday after it was introduced and passed the previous day in the state’s House of Representatives.

Furthermore, the bill was said to be a last minute addition to N.C.’s legislative agenda.

If Governor Pat McCrory utilizes his pen-wielding hand to sign the bill into law, a pilot hemp program would be overseen by an appointed hemp commission.

Said commission would issue licenses to farmers and coordinate research via the state’s universities in accordance with the 2014 Federal Farm Bill.

Stay tuned to The 420 Times for any updates regarding N.C.’s attempt to legalize the production of hemp.