hemp As Citrus Industry Struggles, Lawmakers Consider Industrial Hemp By Kate Payne • Mar 22, 2017 Across the country, advocates are hailing industrial hemp as a miracle crop. Some Floridians even think the plant could surpass oranges as an agricultural powerhouse. But lawmakers in the capitol are urging caution. Lawmakers Seek To Legalize Industrial Hemp By News Service of Florida • Oct 20, 2015 Two Democratic lawmakers have breathed new life into an effort to legalize hemp as an agricultural crop in Florida. Proponents of the program are pitching it as an economic boost to Florida.