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The College of Central Florida has been approved to grow industrial hemp

Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 10:45 AM EDT
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A North Central Florida college will soon be growing hemp on campus.

The College of Central Florida announced Wednesday that the Florida Department of Agriculture approved a license allowing the college to grow industrial hemp on the Vintage Farm Campus in Ocala.

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The college is the first in the state to receive such a license.

This will be an educational experience for students, especially as the hemp industry and its ability to produce in the Sunshine State is mostly unknown.

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