Florida Legislature Approves Hemp Legalization | Ganjapreneur

Monday, May 6, 2019

Florida is the latest state to pass industrial hemp legislation after the 2018 Farm Bill removed federal restrictions on the crop; the bill now moves to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature, though it’s unknown if he intends to sign.

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Florida lawmakers have approved a measure to legalize industrial hemp cultivation in the state, moving it to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature, the Associated Press reports.

The bipartisan bill passed the Senate unanimously and Republican State Sen. Rob Bradley called its passage an “exciting and historic day for the state’s struggling agriculture community.”

“There has been a lot of struggles in our agriculture community over the last several years, from citrus greening to the hurricanes, and they’ve had a devastating effect on many of our farmers. This is a lifeline. This is an emerging agricultural crop that can make all the difference.” – Bradley to the Associated Press