Ralph Massullo lead a great speech on Saturday in Tallahassee focusing on the future of hemp. Ralph mention the large amount of economic value that the hemp brings and the benefits it offers citrus county. The possibilities are endless when it comes to hemp, so are the jobs associated with the introduction of hemp. Its requires land and growers, harvesters, processing, packing, shipping, cleaning, managing, producing, building, the list goes on and on.
Hemp is already being used in so many ways. Many cattle farmers use hemp in the feed. Feeding the cattle hemp has shown to help build more lean muscle and lead to healthier, and happier cows. It is also used to build homes. Hemp is mixed into lime and creates a very strong and sturdy building material for houses. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a sports car made with hemp fibers in order to reduce weight. The doors and rear wing spoiler are made with an organic mix including hemp fiber that according to Porsche is just as strong as carbon fiber.
Hemp also leads into the production and sale of CBD products. CBD is a booming business and is only growing more. CBD is being infused into everything from vape juice to actual juices. It is used as ointments and as shampoos. The various products CBD benefits is an endless list of anything and everything you can imagine. The economic value of CBD is just as good if not better than the hemp in itself. Annual U.S. sales of hemp-derived CBD products could reach as much as $1 billion in 2019 and jump to $4.8 billion by 2022, according to Hemp Industry Daily.
Could you imagine the amount of economic stability and support Hemp and CBD can bring to Citrus County. Ralph Massulo made it clear he understands the benefits of hemp and wants citrus county on the forefront of the hemp industry in Florida.