MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to support legislation kickstarting industrial hemp production in the county.
The resolution was sponsored by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and directs the administration to support Floridaâs industrial hemp program.READ MORE: Broward Schools Receive $420,957 Grant To Help Offset State COVID Penalties
âHemp production is poised to become a new industrial revolution in Florida,â said Commissioner Levine Cava. âWe need to make sure Miami-Dade and our farmers are prepared to lead and to see the full economic impact of this new industry.âREAD MORE: Captured! Patrick McDowell, Man Wanted For Killing Florida Deputy Now In Custody
The resolution also aims to host informational sessions on the process for growers to begin cultivation and to prepare a report on local opportunities for hemp production in partnership with research and educational institutions.MORE NEWS: 50 Years Later, These Disney Employees Still At 'Happiest Place On Earth'
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said hemp will be âa tremendous marketplace for Florida,â an estimated $20 to $30 billion industry.