Last year, the state of Florida showed its support for Hemp vs. Marijuana by allowing hemp cultivation for research purposes.
It’s important to note that although hemp and marijuana are both species of the Cannabis sativa plant, they are very different plants. Hemp has very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
In the past, the University of Florida was staying clear of anything cannabis-related, but with this change of legislation, UF is now on board as one of the two selected state universities to participate in the program.
UF will be hosting hemp workshops for anyone interested in growing hemp or in being a part of the hemp industry. The goal is to raise awareness about hemp and to dispel any misconceptions about its similarities to its controversial cousin, marijuana.
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