News, Events, & Webinars

Webinars

Hemp Fertilizers & Pesticides featuring Kelly Friend and FDACS
Virtual Meeting of close to 500 prospective Florida Hemp Farmers with the Florida Hemp Council!

Webinar with: FDACS Director of Cannabis Holly Bell, Vice President of Kaycha Labs Cynthia Brewer, and Jerry Fankhauser of the University of Florida/IFAS.

News

June 11, 2020

Hemp: Where Do We Go from Here?

By Jeff Greene The Florida economy has ground to a halt, except food and basic necessities. These exceptions include hemp. With a small dip in retail initially, Florida’s determination that hemp was a food and therefore essential was a boon for business. Gabe Suarez, founder of Natural Life and a Florida Hemp Council Boardmember stated […]

Read More

June 11, 2020

Hemp Transportation: How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls

By Joshua Navarro, Esq. As the hemp industry continues to grow in the face of COVID-19, many prospective Florida hemp enterprises are looking to fill gaps in their plans to execute a profitable business strategy. Furthermore, with over 200 hemp cultivator permits already approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), local […]

Read More

May 27, 2020

USDA Says $19B Virus Aid Program Won’t Cover Hemp Yet

Law360 (May 20, 2020, 9:28 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied hemp farmers initial access to $19 billion in emergency coronavirus aid, though the agency said Wednesday the crop could become eligible if its price is severely impacted by the pandemic. Hemp farmers could qualify for aid through the USDA’s Coronavirus […]

Read More

May 19, 2020

Florida Researchers Hope to Clean Up Polluted Waterways With Hemp

Based at South Florida State College, two researchers are working to develop a method of hydroponically growing hemp that can not only provide a viable crop but also clean up the state’s algae-filled waterways. Before its prohibition, hemp had been cultivated on fields across the U.S. for centuries—but Steve Edmonds’ vision of growing it hydroponically […]

Read More

May 11, 2020

Kaycha Labs named First Designated Laboratory for Florida’s Hemp Program

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Approves Kaycha Labs for their USDA Approved Hemp Program May 8th 2020 – Kaycha Labs, a marijuana and hemp testing laboratory company, executed an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to become their first Designated Compliance Laboratory, to procure samples for their mandatory compliance testing program […]

Read More

April 28, 2020

USDA Approves Florida Hemp Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Florida’s hemp program bringing the total approved by the agency to 16. The state is set to begin accepting industry applications today. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said the approval gives the state’s agriculture industry “a new alternative crop for many years to come” as the Sunshine State deals […]

Read More

April 12, 2020

Packaging – The Real China Issue for Hemp

By Jeff Greene With patent infringement, product knock offs and government subsidized manufacturing, there is no shortage of reasons to see China as a major issue to American commerce. However, the real issue may come down to packaging. Glass and plastic containers are almost exclusively made in China. Even American made products are often put […]

Read More

April 12, 2020

Hemp Bill Passes in Florida as Amendment to HB 921

by Eric Stevens There were many things discussed and considered in the 2020 legislative session regarding hemp, but finally some of these amendments were added to a larger bill and SB 1876 and HB 1063 that had passed all of their committees became amended into House Bill 921.​​ The main things that changed were the […]

Read More

April 10, 2020

Jeff Greene: “Here Are 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Leading a Cannabis Business”

With major networks not allowing commercials, social media banning promotion and FDA letters abound on any medical claims, this industry is the definition of creative. What other industry has grown to over $1B in revenue without telling the consumers what it does? Large companies operate in a completely different universe. Our market is gaining acceptance […]

Read More

March 26, 2020

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD

There are so many terms related to CBD that it can sometimes get a little confusing. One odd thing I noticed over the last year is that my favorite CBD gummies were suddenly marketed as containing “full-spectrum” or “broad-spectrum” hemp oil and mentions of cannabidiol or CBD significantly waned. Did all of those CBD products […]

Read More

March 16, 2020

New Bill Means Big Things for Florida Hemp Industry

While it may seem like the world has come to a grinding halt amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, that is not entirely the case. Americans are still at work and trying to maintain their every day lives as best they can. Lobbyists and activists are the last group we would expect to put everything on […]

Read More

March 13, 2020

Budget conference: Agreement reached on funding of state hemp program

The House and Senate have agreed to a $4.36 million funding agreement for a state industrial hemp program. That’s movement on the part of the House, which a few days ago was not yet ready to accept the Senate budget for the program. But considering Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Rob Bradley, a Fleming Island Republican, […]

Read More

March 13, 2020

Isolate or Distillate – Do You Know Your CBD?

Whether you have been taking CBD for a day or a year, chances are you may have never heard the term isolate and distillate. In simple terms, when a molecule such as CBD has gone through the distillation process and then through a chromatography machine then each molecule has been isolated. However, due to the […]

Read More

February 16, 2020

Sixty Days for 2.12.20 — A prime-time look at the 2020 Legislative Session

After reviewing and adopting amendments, the Senate moved its $92.8 billion budget to third reading, setting the stage for a vote Thursday. The budget is about $1.4 billion larger than the plans put forward by the House and Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the gaps are present in some key areas — the Senate fully funds […]

Read More

February 16, 2020

This local Publix is state-approved to sell you edibles (or legal pseudo-edibles)

Shopping will be more of a pleasure for some Publix customers now that at least one store has the now-required Hemp Food Establishment license from the state to sell hemp and CBD edibles. That’s the Miami Beach Publix in the Sunset Harbour area of South Beach, 1920 West Ave. A Thursday focused inspection by the […]

Read More

February 16, 2020

Hemp overhaul bill passes first committee, slated for second

A Senate panel took the first step Tuesday toward overhauling the state’s hemp program, which has been marred by a rocky rollout. Sen. Bill Montford‘s bill (SB 1876) includes in several recommendations by the Department of Agriculture to clarify regulations around the program approved last year. The Tallahassee Democrat’s measure would exempt “safe” seeds, as […]

Read More

October 1, 2019

Lots of Athletes Say CBD Is a Better Painkiller. Is It?

There’s almost no data on how the cannabis extract works in humans, but the sports world is embracing it anyway. In his eight seasons in the National Hockey League, Riley Cote estimates he got into hundreds of fistfights. Cote was an enforcer—a tough guy whose job was to keep the other team’s players in check. […]

Read More

October 1, 2019

Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Paper, and Now Big Oil

It’s no wonder hemp was made illegal, hemp is the disruptor of the century. Big Ag has control over strains of corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and virtually every other thing you put on your dinner table. Conversely, hemp is flourishing without their control and our industry is scrambling to ensure they won’t abuse it. However, eventually […]

Read More

September 27, 2019

Billions in Hemp Risks Rotting on Farms in Processing Bottleneck

The euphoria from the burgeoning prospects of U.S. hemp, grown as an alternative to mainstream crops caught in a trade war, has turned to caution. In the first year of widespread commercial cultivation, hemp planting quadrupled as growers sought a profitable alternative to crops such as soybeans ensnared in the U.S.-China trade dispute. The hemp-derived […]

Read More

August 15, 2019

Florida Hemp Council Launches

The Florida Hemp Council (FLHC) has been formed by represent-atives of industry leaders: Blue Moon Hemp, Blume Hemp, Evello Global, Evio Labs, GenCanna Global, Green Roads, Mission Lago Farms, Natural Life and Veritas Farms. The Florida Hemp Council is a working group of farmers, processors, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and professionals dedicated to the future production […]

Read More

Events

Florida Hemp: Post-Shutdown...

Date:
June 11, 2020, 4PM EST

Location:

REGISTER HERE

If you aren’t a member, become one today!

It’s Complicated: Wor...

Date:
May 27, 2020 4PM EST

Location:

Why are legal cannabis and hemp workplaces complicated? Find out at with us & IEC Thermo TODAY as we discuss workplace safety and health with Matthew Clark, Founder of Think Happy Consulting.

REGISTER HERE

Read More

Harvesting Hemp with Corbet...

Date:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 4PM EST

Location:

Read More

Florida Hemp: Fertilizer &#...

Date:
Tuesday, May 12, 2PM EST

Location:

Tech Talk with IEC Thermo

Date:
Wednesday, April 28

Location:

Florida Hemp: Interested Fa...

Date:
Friday, April 24, 2:00PM EST

Location:

Read More

DEMYSTIFYING EXTRACTION: We...

Date:
Monday, April 22, 1PM EST

Location:

Register HERE

Hemp Drying Basics: Webinar...

Date:
4/15/20

Location:

Via Zoom: REGISTER HERE

Read More

Onward: the State of the Fl...

Date:
Tuesday April 7, 4 PM

Location:

A special webinar open to all: The State of the Florida Hemp Industry featuring FDACS Director of Cannabis Holly Bell; Kaycha Labs Vice President Cynthia Brewer; & UF/IFAS Director Jerry Fankhauser in collaboration with the Florida Hemp Council.

USA CBD Expo Atlanta

Date:
May 7-9, 2020

Location:

Georgia World Conference Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW,
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Read More

Medical Marijuana Summit

Date:
February 20, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Location:

Tamarac Community Center 8601 West Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL 33351

Read More

Benzinga 2020 Cannabis Capi...

Date:
clock Feb 24 at 8 AM – Feb 25 at 7 PM

Location:

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140

Read More

Meet the Marijuana Companie...

Date:
February 24, 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Location:

1-800-Lucky
143 NW 23rd ST, Miami, Florida 33127

Read More

A Review of Florida’s...

Date:
February 26, 2020 | 6 - 8 PM

Location:

Greenspoon Marder LLP (600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3600, Miami)

Read More

UF Hemp Update (Gainesville)

Date:
October, 07 2019

Location:

UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
2800 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609

Read More

Broward MMAB First Responde...

Date:
October, 16 2019

Location:

115 S. Andrews Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Read More

UF Dinner Miami ($150/seat)

Date:
October, 26 2019

Location:

For more info email:
Jeff.greene@theflhc.org

Cannabis Business Awards

Date:
October, 28-29 2019

Location:

UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
2800 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609

Read More

Cannabis: Law, Accounting &...

Date:
October, 28-29 2019

Location:

UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
HYATT REGENCY MIAMI
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Read More

FL Industrial Hemp Conferen...

Date:
November, 03-05 2019

Location:

UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
Rosen Centre
Orlando, Florida

Read More

Cta Banner