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Do I need a license to sell or make CBD products in Florida?

It depends. Florida's state hemp program is now law and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is currently drafting the rules that will be used to implement the program around the state. Based upon recent Hemp Rules Workshops held by the FDACS, the regulations regarding the sale and manufacturing of CBD products will differ. For instance, the Hemp Rules Workshop discussed permitting hemp extract in pet food, pet treats specialty pet food and specialty pet treats. Special rules for labels on these products will likely exist. As for Hemp Extract, or CBD, in food, these products will likely need to meet FDACS inspection requirements or provide some sort of evidence related to the source of the CBD and meet all food safety regulations. The FDACS draft rules contained a subsection on Hemp Food Establishments and therefore it can be assumed that selling food containing Hemp Extract (CBD) is likely going to be a reality in Florida and those wishing to participate should contact a lawyer to assist with the permitting, fees, and regulations associated with the new business. Contact McIntosh Law P.A. for answers to your CBD license questions.

Do I need a license to grow Hemp in Florida?

Florida's state hemp program is now law and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is currently drafting the rules that will be used to implement the program around the state. Based upon recent Hemp Rules Workshops held by the FDACS, here are some anticipated rules for those who want to grow hemp in Florida. First, to cultivate hemp in Florida, a person is likely going to need a license issued by the FDACS. Second, the person cultivating the hemp is likely going to need to describe the location (address or legal description), or plot, where the hemp will be grown. Third, the grower is likely going to need to take and pass an FDLE background check. FDACS also anticipates drafting rules regulating seeds, animal feed, labeling, commercial testing, and other areas. Contact McIntosh Law P.A. for answers to your hemp license questions.

Teachers have rights too when breaking up fights at school

Despite what most of us read online or see in the news, public schools and its' teachers do a very good job educating our children and keeping our children safe in the process. In many respects, the job of teacher is thankless - long hours, low pay, constant criticism by parents (and students). But most teachers serve because they love their work and their students - and teachers are integral to our civil society.

Nurses face double penalties for crimes like DUI or recreational drug possession

Nurses and healthcare workers embrace stressful yet incredibly rewarding workdays. The highs and lows of human emotion are commonplace to a nurse - just all in a day's work. Like many professionals working in stressful careers, nurses look to blow off steam after work - and that can include healthy stress relievers like exercise and yoga; but in reality it can also include drinks at the local bar.

How should Licensed General Contractors Respond to DBPR Disputes?

All businesses deal with unsatisfied customers at some point. But, for Licensed General Contractors (LGCs) in the State of Florida, a complaint filed against your business that is sent to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is a serious matter. If you are in the construction industry and you or your business require a professional license, you must be prepared to defend your business and your professional license - regardless of how you feel about the credibility of the customer who is complaining or about the validity of their complaint.

How many nurses lose their licenses?

As a nurse, you likely have moments of concern throughout your day: concerns for your patients, for your own health and safety, and for the well-being of your community. Perhaps worries about the security of your job cross your mind from time to time as well, especially during times of budget cuts or administrative changes. Recently, however, you may be wondering about what would happen if the nursing board suspends or revokes your nursing license.

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