The hemp industry in Florida — concerned about its livelihood — sighed with relief earlier this year when lawmakers ditched a proposal to limit the amount of THC in hemp-derived products.

Now, sponsors of that legislation – Polk County Republican Colleen Burton in the Senate and Manatee County Republican Will Robinson in the House — hinted Wednesday that they may revisit the hemp limits in the 2024 legislative session.

“This summer we were hoping to see a reenactment of the farm bill at the federal level and perhaps change the definition related to hemp,” Burton said while speaking at a roundtable discussion at Tampa General Hospital.

She was there with Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson to discuss the state’s efforts to protect children from high-potency hemp products. “We were waiting to see that happen, but it (the farm bill) hasn’t happened.”

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