Florida: Hemp Growing company gathers largest legal harvest in over 80 years

Courtesy: Green Point Research  L-R: Holly Bell, Director of Cannabis, State of Florida; David Hasenauer, CEO, Green Point Research; Jordan Pace, COO Green Point Research; Light Townsend, CLO Green Point Research

Green Point Research, a hemp biomass cultivating and processing company based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., yielded over 500,000 hemp plants in a multi-day fall harvest in North Florida.

The 110-acre harvest, part of a broader 150-acre plan for the company, marked the largest legal hemp harvest in the Sunshine State in over 80 years.

“Florida has a unique advantage to grow hemp because of the superior climate and the strength of the existing specialty crop market. The Sunshine State’s diverse and robust agriculture supply chain is driven by farmers accustomed to making the type of adaptations needed to stabilize different crops, including nascent crops such as hemp,” said Director of Cannabis for Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Holly Bell. 

Bell visited the North Florida harvest site in Hamilton County to oversee the operation and speak with Green Point Research executives about the large milestone.

“It was an honor to be a part of the State’s largest hemp harvest in decades to see first-hand the quality results of Green Point Research’s hard work, innovation, and close collaboration with our team and its research and development partners,” said Bell.

According to GPR, this harvest will focus on producing and extracting the “CBD” component of the plant. The popular cannabidiol portion of the plant has been hailed by many for its medicinal value and absence of the psychoactive component traditionally found in the flower.

The leftover biomass and waste from the extraction process will be used across various industries such as manufacturing, industrial, and agriculture. 

GPR will harvest the whole plant, including the flowers, and will be processed for CBD crude oil, distillate, and isolate to maximize cannabinoid yield, according to the company.

“While harvested hemp can be stored wet for several months under the right conditions, by using its newly designed state-of-the-art hemp drying technology and equipment, Green Point Research expects to dry 4 input tons per hour throughout harvest. The superior dryer design integrates hammer mills so that the harvested hemp can be milled into a uniform particle size for maximum CBD extraction efficiency. GPR believes it is the only company in Florida with this drying capacity at present,” said the company news release. 

About Green Point Research
Green Point Research (GPR) is a vertically integrated phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor founded in 2016. GPR controls its supply chain from seed to processing bulk cannabinoids for business to business sale. Satividol, GPR’s consumer brand, offers high quality CBD products currently as softgels and topical creams. Contact Green Point Research at 954-500-HEMP to learn more about the Green Point Method™ and how to purchase hemp seeds, seed starts, and clones. For more information, please visit www.greenpointresearch.com

Source: Green Point Research

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