Hemp products are more than a fad, according to Florida’s cannabis czar, Holly Bell.
Bell, director of cannabis for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, spoke of the 25,000 uses for hemp.
Speaking at the Citrus Expo and Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo in Lee County, she addressed concerns CBD oil won’t stay popular forever.
“The CBD craze is what the plant is used for and what will get this industry going,” she said, but hemp will remain a valuable commodity.
Bell cites uses like making fabric and clothing out of hemp; it’s a sustainable alternative to non-biodegradable polyesters. It can also be used for beauty products, health supplements and even to make concrete-like building supplies.