MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to assistance legislation kickstarting industrial hemp production in the county.
The resolution was sponsored by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and directs the administration to assistance Florida’s industrial hemp plan.
“Hemp production is poised to turn out to be a new industrial revolution in Florida,” stated Commissioner Levine Cava. “We will need to make positive Miami-Dade and our farmers are ready to lead and to see the complete financial effect of this new sector.”
The resolution also aims to host informational sessions on the procedure for growers to start cultivation and to prepare a report on nearby possibilities for hemp production in partnership with study and educational institutions.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried stated hemp will be “a tremendous marketplace for Florida,” an estimated $20 to $30 billion sector.