State Pot Director: Hemp Permits Likely To Be Issued In January, As Florida Waits On Rulemaking


Florida’s Cannabis Director Holly Bell says permits for growing hemp could be issued at the start of the coming year.

“I believe in January of 2020 we could have cultivation permits – and weather permitting … (planting) in the spring, or in southern parts they could probably plant sooner,” Bell told the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday.

The state has yet to publish its rules for the newly-legalized hemp industry, but Bell says that will be “coming out shortly.” Florida and other states are still waiting for federal rules from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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