It has been brought to the attention of FDACS, that the email below is being sent to hemp industry participants and interested parties.  Please DO NOT respond nor pay the $50.   FDACS does not collect permit fees via email.  FDACS Hemp program does not use PayPal to collect permit fees. 
 
Hemp Fees:
Cultivation/Grow Permit Fee $0
Processing/Manufacturing $650 per year
Wholesale/Distribute/Warehousing  $650 per year
Retail/online  $650 per year
Seed Dealer  $ 10 – $4600
Pet Food/Feed Dealer $ 40 – $3500
NOTE: all fees above are paid at the time of permit application via the FDACS website.  See attached PDF for more detail or visit our websitehttps://www.fdacs.gov/Cannabis-Hemp/Hemp-CBD-in-Florida
 
If you receive an email like this please send it to cannabis@fdacs.govimmediately so we can investigate.
 
EXAMPLE OF SCAM EMAIL:
From: Florida State HEMP Business Program <service@paypal.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:04 PM
To:
Subject: Invoice from Florida State HEMP Business Program (0003)

rdominguez@ictholdings.global, here are your invoice details

Hello, rdominguez@ictholdings.global
Here’s your invoice
Florida State HEMP Business Program sent you an invoice for $50.00 USD
Due on receipt
View and Pay Invoice
Note from Florida State HEMP Business Program
Thank you!
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