FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEMP IN FLORIDA

What Is Industrial Hemp?

Hemp is the the plant Cannabis sativa L and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. 

Is Hemp Legal in Florida?

 Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now federally legal. It was removed from the list of Controlled Substances, where it had been classified with marijuana since 1937. In 2019, Governor Ron Desantis signed Senate Bill 1020 which authorized hemp as a state grown commodity. 

Why Are You Growing Hemp?

Hemp is a versatile plant with thousands of applications across a myriad of industries. From food and nutritional applications to textiles, plastic replacement, and fuels, the possibilities are still expanding exponentially as we learn more about the crop. Industrial hemp affects not only the agricultural industry but also touches the pharmaceutical, medical, health care, manufacturing, energy, logging, and tech industries as well.  

Does Hemp Get You high?

Fact: In reality, hemp is completely non-intoxicating. ... More often, industrial hemp contains 0.3% THC, meaning that it is impossible to get high using hemp. While eating hemp could lead to ingesting THC, your body processes it faster than it can be absorbed, making a high impossible. 

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.