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HB 307 was amended to include one line that allows any Florida University with a College of Agriculture to study cannabis in line with state and federal law.  That bill was signed into law. The language qualifies Florida as a state with an agricultural hemp law.

Hemp Industry Development Act

Senate Bill # 554 - Hemp Production

Sponsored by Sen. Clemens

House Bill # 271 - Hemp Production

Sponsored by Rep. Rehwinkle Vasalinda

Synopsis

HB 271 was filed on October 1, 2015 and SB 554 on October 19, 2015.

These bills would create an act relating to hemp production in Florida. Creating statutes for the regulation of hemp under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Under the proposed Florida law, hemp producers are required to register with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and allow the Department to test and inspect their hemp crops.

It is stated in both bills:

The Legislature intends to promote economic development, and job growth through the cultivation, processing, distribution, manufacturing, and sale of hemp.

HB 271 Activity and Text

HB 271: Hemp Production

October 7, 2015 -

HB 271 was referred to the following Committees:
  Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
  Criminal Justice Subcommittee
  Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
  State Affairs
 
October 1, 2015 -
HB 271 was filed  Original Bill Text
 
 

HB 271 was introduced originally during the 2015 session as HB 363

SB 902 Activity and Text

SB 902: Hemp Production

February 13, 2015 -
SB 902 was filed  Original Bill Text

 

CAN 5-Point Plan Analysis for SB 554 / HB 271

2 out of 5 - Increase Public Safety

4 out of 5 - Improve Quality of Life for Floridians

5 out of 5 - Open Opportunities for Research

2 out of 5 - Save Taxpayers Money

5 out of 5 - Create a New Economic Engine

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