Leadership Committee

Actions from true leaders inspire others to dream more, learn more, and do more. The Florida Hemp Council is comprised of innovative industry leaders brought together to optimize the hemp industry responsibly.

Banking Committee

First Federal Bank
First Federal Bank
First Federal Bank

Safe and reliable banking solutions for a highly regulated industry.

Whether you touch the plant or work as an ancillary business, we are a 502 friendly bank ready to help you. We serve customers in the CBD and Hemp trades and our head of Cannabis Banking is a national advocate for CRB banking.

https://www.ffbf.com/business/specialty-banking

Florida Capital Bank
Florida Capital Bank
Florida Capital Bank

Banking solutions for those in the HEMP and CBD Business.
With the finalization of Florida’s Hemp Program Rules in place, farmers and businesses are able to farm and process hemp. Which means financial institutions will have a green light to provide banking services to these businesses – and we’re ready to do just that!

FLCBank is “fully dedicated” to understanding the rules and will make hemp banking part of its strategic offering in order to become Florida’s Hemp BankTM.

https://www.floridacapitalbank.com/hemp-cbd-banking/

Compliance

HBK CPAs & Consultants
HBK CPAs & Consultants
HBK CPAs & Consultants

As cannabis gains legal status in a growing number of jurisdictions, businesses looking to take advantage of this dynamic new sector face unique financial reporting, valuation and tax challenges.

The HBK Cannabis Solutions Group has expertise in this new sector, supporting clients operating in multiple U.S. states, Canada and Europe. Our team of financial professionals provides tax, assurance, due diligence and valuation services, as well as consulting on the feasibility, structure, application and startup phases of new business ventures.

Focused Financial Services for Cannabis Businesses
Proactive tax advice and financial planning is critical for any business in the cannabis industry. Our holistic approach can help you navigate the often-confusing financial landscape governing this highly regulated industry, so you can concentrate on growing your business and maximizing the value of your operations.

https://www.hbkcpa.com/cannabis/

Kaycha Labs
Kaycha Labs
Kaycha Labs

Kaycha Labs is a leading provider of innovative Cannabis and Hemp testing technologies and methods. We perform product testing to help you stay compliant with state and federal regulations, you can count on us to fulfill all your testing needs.

We provide comprehensive cannabis testing for potency, homogeneity, heavy metals, microbial contamination, mycotoxins, residual solvents, terpenes, and pesticides. Have a custom testing need? Or have a specific issue with your product? Kaycha Labs has you covered.

https://www.kaychalabs.com/

Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.
Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.
Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.

Perry L. Johnson, a world leader in quality, established Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) in 1999.

PJLA is a private third-party accreditation body based in the United States that validates the competency of testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, reference material producers and sampling organizations through the use of international and national standards.

PJLA is fully supported by our stockholder, Mr. Perry L. Johnson.

https://pjlabs.com/

Genetics

Kayagene
Kayagene
Kayagene

Through extensive research, Kayagene is leading the development of stable, vigorous, and reliable hemp varieties. Their team consists of highly specialized breeders and agronomists with 60+ years of combined experience in the vegetable seed industry. Currently, their catalog focuses on F1-hybrids, targeted towards the extraction and smokable flower market segments, however, in the future they will expand offerings to include grain and fiber types as well.

Innovative genetic solutions:

– Kayagene implements marker assisted breeding to advance it’s breeding efforts
– Performing routine chemical analytics to inform breeding decisions
– Utilizing advanced phenotyping and genomics technology
– Extensive national trials to evaluate the performance of new varieties

https://kayagene.com/

Critical 39
Critical 39
Critical 39

At Critical 39, we’re on a mission: to be your end-to-end source for the finest hemp available anywhere today.

We’ve sourced the purest hemp genetics, partnered with industry-leading growers, processors, and supply chain partners. We believe so much in tracking, tracing, and verification, that we’ve created the industry’s best software platform called Groji. And as our tagline says, we’re all in to make each day better than the next. Give us a call today and meet the supply chain partner you’ve been waiting for.

https://www.critical39.com/

Blue Forest Farms
Blue Forest Farms
Blue Forest Farms

Blue Forest Farms is a minority owned hemp company with a sustainable focus. We believe that hemp can change the world and we want to help you bring hemp to the people.

We offer high CBD genetics, seed, flower and extracts. Our team of farmers, geneticists, and extraction professionals understand what it takes to deliver exceptional hemp products and wake up with one goal in mind – to provide our partners and consumers with an end product they will be proud to put their name on. We are continuing to redefine the hemp industry with our innovative practices and focus on genetics. Blue Forest Farms is legally registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and all of our industrial hemp products are grown using safe, organic farming practices.

https://blueforestfarms.com/

Samson Extracts
Samson Extracts
Samson Extracts

Samson Extracts is an established row crop farmer group in Alabama with over 200 years of combined experience. We understand that it starts with quality at planting. Our trusted farm has fed our country for years. Deemed as one of Alabama’s largest and most diverse farms, we take agriculture seriously. With our knowledge of the industry, we saw that the future of farming included growing hemp. We sought out experts in the field and now have a team based in Alabama that includes one of the most respected growers in America.

Through our research & testing, we have narrowed down 18 varieties to the best 6. These selected genetics have proven to perform well in southern soil and climate, giving strong results. Samson Extracts is a veteran operated farm, proudly partnering with American made products and services..

https://www.samsonextracts.com/

Arcadia Biosciences
Arcadia Biosciences
Arcadia Biosciences

Arcadia Biosciences are experts in bringing innovative traits through advanced breeding and gene editing to crops like wheat, soybeans and other complex plant genomes. Now, we’re turning that expertise to an ancient crop with GoodHemp™.

GoodHemp delivers superior emergence and growth characteristics, available as both seeds and transplant starts. Our Complia varieties help growers meet compliance requirements because of their ultra-low THC profiles. On top of that, some GoodHemp varieties are also tolerant to a variety of diseases.

https://arcadiabio.com/goodhemp/

Legal Committee

Michael D. Barber, P.A.
Michael D. Barber, P.A.
Michael D. Barber, P.A.

Michael Barber is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, home insurance disputes, and education law. His practice is focused on using modern approaches to better serve his clients and get them the justice they deserve. Michael represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in Central Florida with commanding experience and a relentless focus on justice. In addition to criminal cases, Michael handles personal injury, homeowner’s insurance, and education cases with the same level of dedication and tenacity.

https://devotedtojustice.com/

Lowndes Law
Lowndes Law
Lowndes Law

Lowndes’ multi-disciplinary Cannabis and Controlled Substances group has extensive experience in handling the rulemaking, regulatory, transactional, legislative, and litigation aspects of Florida’s regulated industries. With billion dollar industries such as medical cannabis burgeoning in the state of Florida, the Cannabis and Controlled Substances group can provide the support and guidance necessary to successfully navigate regulatory complexities.

https://lowndes-law.com/services-details/group/cannabis-and-controlled-substances

Mr. Cannabis Law
Mr. Cannabis Law
Mr. Cannabis Law

Dustin Robinson started Mr. Cannabis Law because he saw a need for a law firm capable of handling diverse legal and business issues within the unique and highly regulated industries of hemp and medical marijuana. Our focus on the hemp and medical marijuana industries allows us to stay abreast of all current legal developments as well as anticipate upcoming legal developments for our clients. If there is an upcoming change in the law, we seek to ensure that our clients will know about it with enough notice to make the necessary adjustments in their business before the law is enacted. We believe that this type of focused-representation provides our clients a distinct advantage over their competition.

https://mrcannabislaw.com/

Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP

We collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. Within our communities, we work to create better opportunities for the future.

Akerman is a client-driven enterprise, recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry. We are known for our results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors.

https://www.akerman.com/

Greenspoon Marder LLP
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with over 240 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. We are ranked among American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, as one of the top law firms in the U.S. since 2015.

Our firm was founded with the goal of providing the highest quality legal services at the highest value for our clients.

Each of our clients is unique and so are their legal needs. We believe no one size fits all for professional services. Our lawyers offer flexible and creative solutions to meet our clients’ respective needs. Our mission is to understand the challenges our clients face, build collaborative relationships and craft solutions with a focus on strategic goals.

https://www.gmlaw.com/

Carlton Fields
Carlton Fields
Carlton Fields

We view the world from our clients’ perspectives, helping them to lead and innovate across industries and around the globe. Because legal challenges do not exist in a vacuum, we craft tailored solutions that prioritize our clients’ overall business goals. Our focus is on building long-term collaborative relationships, and we are ranked among the nation’s most collaborative law firms by BTI Consulting Group.

Collaboration is also an important aspect of our internal culture. Our attorneys, consultants, and staff work as teams to bring forth the most creative responses to challenges and opportunities. We have created a workplace that rewards good ideas sourced from diverse thinkers. As a result, our clients benefit.

We strive to be valued advisers, and our unusual business model reflects that mindset. Instead of employing the common “pyramid model” where numerous junior lawyers support the efforts of relatively few shareholders, at Carlton Fields shareholders outnumber associates. This arrangement benefits our lawyers as well as our clients, giving them the advantage of working with legal teams particularly suited to their needs and best able to provide value

https://www.carltonfields.com/

Processing

Eagle Hemp CBD
Eagle Hemp CBD
Eagle Hemp CBD

Eagle Hemp’s proprietary process adheres to industry best practices, and then some. We begin by buying from farmers that can meet our strict requirements, and then carefully processing the hemp into our ultra-pure full spectrum cannabinoid oil. All of our processing takes place in our state-of-the-art FDA registered facility under strict quality control measures. All designed to provide our customers with the purist and highest quality full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market

https://www.eaglehempcbd.com/

IEC Thermo
IEC Thermo
IEC Thermo

Successful growers and processors have come to realize that profitable large-scale hemp and CBD operations are dependent upon minimal labor inputs and continuous feed dryer systems. Hang drying, small batch drying, or other processes requiring high temperatures, a lot of space, and a large amount of manual labor are not feasible business plans with a unique agricultural product like hemp.

Hemp farmers are learning you must be able to rapidly dry and stabilize large volumes of biomass for future processing, whether that is classifying the dried products, pelletizing, or warehousing product for future extraction and utilization. IEC Thermo H.E.M.P. Dryers are the only dryers able to take you from harvested or baled material to a dried, stabilized product in under two minutes; all while maintaining cannabinoid profiles, at the lowest temperatures of any hemp drying system available today.

https://www.iec-thermo.com/

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