Florida universities partner with cannabis sector in hemp research initiative

Florida AM University and the University of Florida selected seven cannabis partners to fund and participate in a hemp research pilot program being conducted at both schools. A total of eleven applicants applied to be partners, including Future Farm Technologies (CSE:FFT) (OTCQB:FFRMF), Green Earth Cannaceuticals, and Sunshine Hemp Inc.

What will Florida’s pilot program look like?

The hemp research pilot program intends to address the needs of the hemp industry. Its scope is broad, encompassing everything from soil analysis to the economic effects that the hemp industry could have on the state of Florida. According to a research presentation done by Florida AM, the top three partners listed above will each have their own research projects and goals.

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For Sunshine Hemp, which received top ratings in the schools’ vetting process, research will focus on extraction methods, planting techniques, and investigations on

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