Green Roads makes History with University of Florida & The Hemp Pilot Research Program
Facts: Green Roads has donated and coordinated delivery of the first certified hemp plant into the state of Florida in 70 years to launch the University of Florida's institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) hemp pilot research program. The real work starts as we propagate plants in preparation for late spring field plantings. The research involves how much light, water and nutrients are needed to efficiently produce hemp for wise resource use and optimum yield. Green Roads, the largest privately owned hemp-derived CBD company in the country.
Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill titled "Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research" addresses the cultivation and processing of hemp and hemp-derived products. Section 7606 provides 2 conditions: 1st: the grower must be working in partnership with either the state department of agriculture or a school of agriculture affiliated with a state institution of higher education. 2nd: the growth or cultivation must be carried out for research-oriented purposes as opposed to commercially-oriented purposes.
Farm Bill Hemp - cannabis with less than 0.3% THC by weight - is not a controlled substance.