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This page provides the latest information on hemp legislation and regulations for those working on industrial hemp in Florida.


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Florida Industrial Hemp Legislation

The Florida Legislature

2016
SB 554

Hemp Production; Citing this act as the "Hemp Industry Development Act"; specifying that hemp is an agricultural crop; requiring the registration of hemp growers; providing registration requirements; allowing the department to assess registration fees; providing exemptions; providing for an affirmative defense to certain charges relating to cannabis; providing exceptions to other laws, etc.

Position: Support
Status: Died in committee

HB 307

An act relating to the medical use of cannabis; Contains provision allowing colleges of agriculuture to conduct Cannabis research. "Any college or university in the state that has a college of agriculture may conduct cannabis research consistent with state and federal law."

Status: Signed by Gov. Scott on March 25th 2016

HB 271

Designates act "Hemp Industry Development Act"; specifies that hemp is agricultural crop; requires registration of hemp growers; provides registration requirements; provides exemptions; requires rulemaking; provides for affirmative defense to certain charges relating to cannabis; provides exceptions to other laws.

2015
SB 902

Hemp Production; Citing this act as the "Hemp Industry Development Act"; providing that hemp is an agricultural crop; providing legislative intent; requiring registration of hemp producers; providing registration requirements; providing exemptions; requiring rulemaking; providing for an affirmative defense to certain charges relating to cannabis; providing exceptions to other laws, etc.

HB 363

Hemp Production; Designates act "Hemp Industry Development Act"; provides that hemp is agricultural crop; requires registration of hemp producers; provides exemptions; requires rulemaking; provides for affirmative defense to certain charges relating to cannabis; provides exceptions to other laws.


Quick Links Concerning Industrial Hemp in Florida

University of Florida IFAS
2015 Report on Industrial Hemp
The Potential for Industrial Hemp Production in Florida

Florida Statutes & Constitution:

Main Page

Sign Petition to Attorney General Eric Holder to remove industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act to all for industrial hemp cultivation in Florida. This effort in support of the Bill Wohlsifer's Hemp4water Campaign.


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