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New Hemp Law Complicates Enforcement of Illegal Marijuana Laws
New Hemp Law Complicates Enforcement of Illegal Marijuana Laws

In June of this year, a new law was enacted in Florida ( SB 1020 ) that legalized possession and use of hemp. The law was passed to create a state-run hemp program to permit the cultivation of hemp, which is considered an agricultural commodity. Hemp comes from the same ...

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  • Taylor & WaldropWelcomes Bradley A. Waldrop to Team

    At Taylor & Waldrop, we are proud to announce that attorney Bradley A. Waldrop has joined our criminal defense team. Prior to joining Taylor & ...

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