Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Launches Hemp Grow Permit Application Portal

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Hemp Cultivation Licensing portal’s interface provides applicants with checklist of recommended steps

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) today launched the state’s online Hemp Cultivation Licensing Portal, allowing interested growers to apply for licenses.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched the state’s online Hemp Cultivation Licensing Portal, allowing interested growers to apply for licenses. 

The portal’s user-friendly interface provides applicants with a checklist of recommended steps to allow for a quick and easy application process.

“As we continue building our state hemp program into a national leader, our new online application portal will help growers quickly and easily apply for hemp cultivation licenses, as well as manage, renew, and view any current hemp applications,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried.

“We’re working to ensure that applying for a license is streamlined and simple, so Floridians interested in growing hemp can quickly get started.”

The online Hemp Cultivation Licensing Portal can be accessed at Hemp.FDACS.gov, or on the FDACS hemp webpage.

The page also contains a link to an application checklist, so interested growers have the necessary information for a quick, easy application process.

As part of the hemp cultivation permitting process, applicants are required to complete a background check which includes fingerprint submission along with the ORI number (Originating Agency Identifier) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has assigned to FDACS: FL925080Z.

The ORI number is currently active and may be used at locations that complete the fingerprinting and submission process (Livescan service providers).

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For a list of Livescan service providers, click here. To locate a Livescan service provider in your area, click here.

Some Livescan service provers’ operations may be impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend applicants contact Livescan service provers prior to visiting a location.

The Hemp Cultivation Licensing Portal launch follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s formal approval of Florida’s state hemp program on April 16.

For updates and more information on the state hemp program, visit the FDACS hemp webpage or sign up for the FDACS hemp mailing list.

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