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Tampa hosting hemp rulemaking workshop this month

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 11:32:55-04

The state of Florida is hosting three hemp rulemaking workshops this month.

The announcement comes as Governor DeSantis is expected to sign the state hemp legislation soon.

Commissioner Nikki Fried says the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting the workshops to create a space for the public to ask questions and provide valuable input into the hemp rulemaking process, as this exciting new industry starts up in Florida.

The three workshops will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Tallahassee.

“Our new state hemp program marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter here in Florida and brings a chance to strengthen our agriculture industry, increase access to safe CBD products, and diversify and fuel our state economy,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried. “We’re working to build the new state hemp program from the ground up, and we want to hear from the people it’s intended to serve. I encourage everyone to join us at these workshops — we’re making history, and want Floridians alongside us every step of the way.”

Each workshop begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

The Tampa workshop is Friday, June 21 at the Tampa Fairgrounds in the Florida Center located at 4800 US Hwy. 301 N.

There will also be workshops in Pembroke Pines and Tallahassee.