North Carolina’s Hemp and Kratom Regulation Breakthrough: HB 563 Passes Just in Time for 2023 Session Conclusion

House Bill 563 which regulates hemp-derived consumables and kratom passed the House just as the 2023 session ended. HB 563 had many favorable regulations to the hemp industry. To view the bill, click here.

The North Carolina General Assembly (State Legislature) will convene again for a “short session” in Raleigh, North Carolina April 24 to July 31, 2024. The General Assembly meets in regular session—or the “long session”—beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for what is called the “short session”.