Florida: 2015 SB 902/HB 363 “Hemp Industry Development Act” Passes Second Committee

General Bill   by Clemens

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.

Effective Date: 07/01/2015

Last Event: 04/03/15 S On Committee agenda– Regulated Industries, 04/08/15, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building on Friday, April 03, 2015 2:47 PM

Follow SB 902 Read original bill here

Follow HB 363 (similar to SB 902)

“Hemp is considered an agricultural crop in this state which produces a viable, environmentally sound crop that requires less irrigation, fewer pesticides, and fewer toxic refinery processes than alternative materials and has multiple applications that include a wide variety of manufactured and fabricated products. The Legislature intends to promote economic development and job growth through the cultivation, processing, distribution, manufacturing, and sale of hemp. Upon meeting the requirements of subsection (3), an individual in this state may plant, grow, or harvest hemp…”

“…the seeds obtained for planting are of a type and variety containing no more than 0.3 percent delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.”


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