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It is legal to grow hemp in Florida with the proper permits. In fact, there are many different permits available in the Florida hemp industry, depending on the business plan with which licensees operate. For example, whereas growing hemp requires a cultivation license issued by the Division of Plant Industry (DPI), consumable hemp extractors require a Hemp Food Establishment Permit from the Division of Food Safety.
Today, we’ll discuss all of the steps necessary to grow hemp in Florida.
Get Licensed to Grow Hemp in Florida
Those who wish to grow hemp in Florida may apply for licensing online free of charge. They must, however, attain a Background Check witch may include some fees. The background check also requires the Originating Agency Identifier (OAI) number associated with the agency making the request. The number assigned to the FDACS — FL925080Z – is active for use at fingerprinting locations, specifically, Livescan service providers.
The application itself must include details regarding any locations involved in hemp growth or processing. The registrant should provide a map of the area with boundaries marked to the best of the registrant’s ability.
License-holders must also have a Hemp Containment and Transportation Plan. The plan should outline methods through which the grower will store and transport hemp in such a way that follows Florida hemp law. For example, the Department requires that hemp transportation occurs in fully enclosed vehicles or containers. As such, the licensee may propose that he or she transport hemp in opaque trash bags or plastic totes inside of solid-walled vehicles only. The plan must also include equipment cleaning methods and materials.
For more information on how to apply for hemp licensing in Florida, visit the program FAQs page.
Next Steps After Gaining Licensing
After a registrant receives hemp licensing, they must contact the FDACS Office of Agricultural Water Policy to enroll in their best management practices program. Completion of the BMP program presumes the licensee will remain in compliance with the state’s water quality standards while growing hemp.
Florida Hemp Sampling and Testing
The USDA requires that all hemp gets tested to confirm THC compliance. Growers must contact an approved testing facility to initiate the process. If lab results confirm THC compliance, the product may move into commerce. Non-compliant hemp requires prompt destruction per Florida’s Waste Disposal procedures.
Transporting Hemp in Florida
Safely transporting hemp in Florida requires a few extra precautions. As mentioned, license-holders must transport hemp in enclosed, opaque containers. Hemp carriers must stop at an agricultural inspection station with the following information:
- A Bill of Lading, including the name and contact information of both the shipper and receiver
- A corresponding hemp license number
Unprocessed hemp material must also include a COA confirming product compliance. Carriers may only ship frozen or dried unprocessed hemp.
Live plants must accompany an inspection certificate and an original phytosanitary certificate. Moreover, they may only move in soilless, sterile growing material.
Buy Florida Hemp Seeds
Florida hemp seeds must come from a certified seed source with a valid Seed Dealer License. Permissible Florida hemp seeds should feature prominent seed certification tags with information like seed variety, origin, lot number, and average germination rate. It is unlawful to sew seeds without proper certification, even if they come from a licensee’s legal hemp crop. It is also illegal to grow propagules from one’s own hemp plot without appropriate certification.
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