Industrial Hemp Eyed to Help Farmers

Pointing to potential opportunities for farmers, state House members Tuesday continued moving forward with a plan that would help set the stage for an industrial-hemp industry in Florida.

The state is trying to move quickly to take advantage of a 2018 federal law that legalized industrial hemp as an agricultural product. The House and Senate are working on bills that would set up a regulatory framework for hemp, which backers say can be used in numerous types of products, ranging from building materials to clothing.

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