Jasper, FL, May 20, 2021— Green Point Hemp, an international phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, was represented this month as CEO, David Hasenauer, was interviewed along with Nikki Fried, Florida Agriculture Commissioner, during a Bay 9 News Feature: Hemp The rise of a persecuted plant.
On the latest video and podcast episode of this To The Point Already podcast, Tampa Bay 9‘s Rick Elmhorst and Roy DeJesus talk about how hemp became an outcast, its rebound and its potential growth as a Florida industry.
After receiving federal legalization in 2018, the use of hemp passed bi-partisan legislation in Florida in 2019 for its use and regulation of CBD products. Three of Green Point’s founders, David Hasenauer, Light Townsend, and Jordan Pace, helped write the Florida hemp legislation.
During the interview, Hasenauer was asked one of our company’s most frequently asked questions, “What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?”
From the interview: “They are both the same plant,” said David Hasenauer, the CEO with Green Point Research, a hemp product development company. “The confusion came intentionally to push it out. Hemp has minimal amounts of THC. By law it has to have less than .03 THC in it by dry weigh, (and) the testing standards are strict. It’s not a psycho-active cannabis plant like its more infamous cousin marijuana.” Since the crop has become legal, growing the hemp industry has been a priority for Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
Hemp has been a productive plant cultivated for thousands of years and has been grown in America since it’s the nation’s founding. Nikki Fried’s hope is that hemp can be a cash crop for Florida, and she’s pleased with the tremendous progress Florida farmers are making with the crop over the the last few months.
View the full media feature here: Hemp: The rise of a persecuted plant (baynews9.com)RETURN TO NEWS