Cannacurio: Hemp Retail Expands to Florida

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According to the regulator, retail hemp food establishments are food establishments that prepare and/or sell prepackaged food consisting of or containing hemp extract, which includes CBD or other cannabinoids, to the end consumer. Wholesale hemp food establishments are food establishments that manufacture, process, pack, hold or prepare food consisting of or containing hemp extract, which includes CBD or other cannabinoids, and sell that product to other businesses. Between Louisiana and Florida there are over 6,300 wholesale and retail permits. Our team has been working with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDAC) to understand how they are handling hemp-derived CBD at the retail level. It appears that Florida tried to make this easy on license holders by not requiring these food establishments to need an additional permit from the Division of Food Safety.

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Our team has been working with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDAC) to understand how they are handling hemp-derived CBD at the retail level. On January 1, 2020 new regulations became effective allowing the FDAC Division of Food Safety to issue food permits for the manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, preparing or selling of food consisting of or containing hemp extract and CBD at wholesale or retail.

According to the regulator, retail hemp food establishments are food establishments that prepare and/or sell prepackaged food consisting of or containing hemp extract, which includes CBD or other cannabinoids, to...

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