NCDA&CS Piloting Use of 3rd Party Service for Hemp Compliance Testing

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7/15/2020 – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced a pilot program for 3rd party testing for compliance tests. License holders will still need to contact NCDA&CS at the time of initiation of floral buds. However, they may now elect to have either the NCDA&CS or a 3rd party vendor provide the compliance test.

Additional details can be found in the NCDA&CS Letter to Licensees.

Questions about this program should be directed to Paul Adams, Industrial Hemp Program Manager with the NCDA&CS’s Plant Industry Division. He can be reached at 919-707-3735 or at