State and Federal Hemp Policy
Florida has been actively involved in supporting hemp research with passage of the 2017 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Project legislation, which authorizes several Florida Universities to research and commercialize hemp and the 2019 Florida legislation creating the State Hemp Plan. The State Plan was authorized by the passage of the 2018 federal Farm Act which removed hemp from the Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Florida’s Hemp plan allows farmers to legally cultivate, transport and sell hemp under the authority of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The Department has promulgated rules for hemp cultivation, processing, and retail sales of hemp products posted below.