March 08, 2024

🚨URGENT🚨 – Hemp-Killing Bill SB 1698 has Passed in Florida. Act Now to Urge Governor’s Veto!

We’re reached a critical moment for the hemp industry in Florida. Senate Bill 1698 has been passed by the legislature, although the vote tally was tight, reflecting significant opposition due to your advocacy.  An amendment slightly improved the bill – resulting in Delta 9 THC caps of 5 mg/serving and 50 mg/package (instead of 2 and 10) – but the final language would eliminate much of the hemp products industry in Florida, killing retail business and farmer opportunities.

We have one last chance to defeat it.  Governor Ron DeSantis – an outspoken advocate for small businesses – could veto the bill, and given the building opposition in the legislature, such a veto would not likely be overturned.  The U.S. Hemp Roundtable is leading an effort to urge the Governor’s veto.  Please join us.

Your immediate action is vital! The future of our industry hangs in the balance, and we cannot afford to delay. By coming together and raising our voices, we can influence the decision-making process and ensure a brighter future for hemp in Florida.

How You Can Help:

  1. Contact Governor DeSantis: Visit our State Action Center to send a message to Governor DeSantis urging him to veto SB 1698. Your voice matters, and your message can make a difference. Our technology makes it incredibly easy – simply input your name and zip code and a message will be ready for you to send with the click of a button.
  2. Spread the Word: Share this urgent call to action with your network. Encourage others to join us in advocating for a veto on SB 1698. Together, we can amplify our impact and protect the interests of the hemp community in Florida. We’ve made it simple: each button below will open social posts for you to quickly share with your audiences across all social media platforms.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has stood with us in this fight. Your dedication and passion are what drive our movement forward. Continue to stay informed about developments regarding SB 1698 and our efforts to protect Florida’s hemp industry. By standing together, we can stop this damaging legislation and ensure a brighter future for hemp in Florida.

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