About The Florida Hemp Industries Association

We are a non-profit corporation created to encouraging trade and discourse among hemp professionals. We are dedicated to the development of the domestic industrial hemp industry. This goal will be attained by coordinating legislation, agricultural organizations, farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers. The promotion of the industrial hemp industry is congruent with the desire to improve the environment through production and utilization of hemp far.

With all the Hemp activity and interest growing in the Sunshine State, the Florida Hemp Association was established in January of 2019 to provide opportunities and information to farmers, individuals and companies interested in becoming part of Florida’s emerging hemp industry. 

The Florida Hemp Association was recognized as a 2019 Session Winner by Florida Politics  for their advocacy in shepherding the passage of SB 1020.

We are a non-profit corporation created to encouraging trade and discourse among hemp professionals. We are dedicated to the development of the domestic industrial hemp industry. This goal will be attained by coordinating legislation, agricultural organizations, farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers. The promotion of the industrial hemp industry is congruent with the desire to improve the environment through production and utilization of hemp.

FHA in the News

  • Is Florida poised for a hemp “green rush?”

    Rumors of a cannabidiol, or CBD, crackdown by Sarasota police may have been premature. Reportedly the Sarasota Police Department received a half dozen or more complaints of illness from people [...]

  • Is Florida poised for a hemp “green rush?”

    Jean-Sebastien Gros has been involved in agribusiness for decades, including a long stint farming salmon in the south of Chile. He relocated his agribusiness to Putnam County several years ago [...]

  • Florida’s new hemp industry buoyed by CBD demand

    Hemp has been hyped as a lifesaver for Florida farmers, touted as a versatile crop that can be used to build houses, feed livestock and create clothing. But it’s the [...]

  • Takeaways from Tallahassee — Hemp on horizon?

    There appears to be a concerted effort between the state and federal government toward making industrial hemp a mainstream commodity. At the end of June, the U.S. Senate passed the [...]

  • Nikki Fried creates new position of ‘Director of Cannabis’

    Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday said she has now created a position of “Director of Cannabis” under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “We will be naming a Director of Cannabis in [...]

  • Takeaways from Tallahassee — Whole lotta hemp

    Federal progress, pilot projects, new legislation, and recent key state hires clarify that hemp is what’s happening. Complementing this culmination: The newly launched Florida Hemp Industries Association. The new association will focus [...]