Third Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Hemp in Florida

Florida’s Senate11014331-full-frame-detail-of-a-hemp-field Regulated Industries Committee has voted 8 to 4 to legalize industrial hemp through the passage of Senate Bill 902. The measure has already been passed unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee, and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

Senate Bill 902, titled the Hemp Industry Development Act, would explicitly legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp. Those wanting to grow the crop would need to first receive a license from the Department of Agriculture, which will be tasked with regulating the new industry.

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Florida: Second Senate Committee Votes Unanimously to Legalize Industrial Hemp

Florida’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee has approved Senate Bill 902, a proposal to legalize hemp, with a unanimoushemptennessee 5 to 0 vote. The measure was approved last week, also unanimously, by the Senate Agriculture Committee.

If passed into law, the proposal – titled the Hemp Industry Development Act and filed by Senator Jeff Clemens – would allow those wanting to cultivate hemp to become legally licensed with the state to do so. The Agriculture Department would be the entity tasked with handling licenses and regulations.

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Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

Florida’s Senate floridaAgriculture Committee has voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 902, a proposal to explicitly legalize the production and cultivation of hemp.

Senator Jeff Clemens, the bill’s primary sponsor, says his bill would create numerous jobs and would be a boon to the state’s economy.

If passed into law, the proposal – titled the Hemp Industry Development Act – would direct the state’s Agriculture Department to distribute licenses to those wanting to cultivate hemp, and to regulate the plant to assure that crops don’t have a THC percentage above 0.3%.

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