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Planting Sources (seeds, clones, transplants)

*This list is for your information and research purposes. Neither N.C. State Cooperative Extension service, the NC Industrial Hemp Commission, nor the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&Cs) endorse any of the seed sources.
REMINDER: You MUST notify the department of agriculture if anything on your application changes during your licensing period! This includes, but is not limited to:
– If you are growing varieties not originally listed on your application
– If you are growing new varieties, strains, or types of plants
– If you are importing any seed or clones at any time
– If you are growing at new GPS locations
– If you are growing in new field/s
– If you are using a new processor or a processor not listed on your application
– If you are getting your seed or clones from a new supplier
*Contact the NCDA for more information or with questions about changes.


Seed contacts – International

*In order to import seeds from outside the United States, you will need to fill-out a Dept. of Ag (NCDA&CS) form to get your seed import permit. Otherwise, your seed will be stopped at the US border and it will not be able to cross into the USA. Contact the NCDA to complete this form.


Hemp Genetics International (HGI) (Canada)


Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers (Canada)


Hemp-It (Europe)

*Page is in French. Try using “Google translate”*


Seed and Clones contacts – Domestic

If you are sourcing seed/clones from the United States, the following documentation MUST accompany the shipment:
1.) A photocopy of the license/permit/registration showing the seed or clones were obtained from a valid grower in that state
2.) A THC test showing that the parent plants tested at or under 0.3% THC
* You must also notify the Department of Agriculture (NCDA&CS) BEFORE bringing in new hemp seeds or clones into the State!
Please keep a copy of any documentation related to your seed import for at least 3 years.


Atalo Holding (Kentucky source)


Deibel Greenhouses (clones)
Crestwood, KY


Roundstone Seed


Copperhead Seeds
Nashville, TN


HempLogic USA (seed and clones)
Moses Lake, WA


Clone Oregon – Oregon

Seed and Clones contacts – North Carolina Based

Remember- it is your duty to ask for documentation of a valid NC hemp license and documentation that the seed or clones you are purchasing have a THC test of less than 0.3% and to update the NCDA with any new information related to your hemp growth.


Founder’s Hemp, Innovative AgriProducts


East Coast Genetics, LLC


Triangle Hemp
Matt Spitzer

R D Lee Farms, Inc. (Clones)
bl919@yahoo.com or leefarms@embarqmail.com

All Natural Things

Bio-Regen Cooperative

Lists of names of Industrial Hemp Varieties:
Hemp Varieties from Kentucky (includes prohibited and varieties of concern based on THC levels)
Hemp Varieties From Canada ( includes varieties exempt from THC testing in Canada)

Examples of Seed-Certifying Agencies:
The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Certified seed should have the following information on the label:
  1. The name or kind of seed present; (i.e. Hemp)
  2. The variety name or the letters VNS (variety not stated)
iii. A lot number
  1. Origin (State/country)
  2. Percentage by weight of all weed seeds.
  3. The name and rate of occurrence of all restricted noxious weed seeds. vii. Percentage by weight of inert matter
viii. Percentage of germination, exclusive of hard or dormant seed.
  1. Percentage of hard or dormant seeds, if present.
  2. The calendar month and year that the test was completed to determine germination percentages

Questions about the industrial hemp program?

Email: industrialhemp@NCSU.edu

*This list is for your information and research purposes. Neither N.C. State Cooperative Extension service, the NC Industrial Hemp Commission, nor the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&Cs) endorse any of the seed sources.

Written By

Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
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