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Tara Tedrow Chosen To Chair State Hemp Advisory Committee

Tara Tedrow
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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Tara Tedrow has been chosen to chair the group tasked with creating rules for Florida’s newest industry. During which Tedrow gave a quick rundown of what she does during the first Hemp Advisory Committee meeting.

"I’m a shareholder at the firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Kantor & Reed in Orlando. I chair our firms' Cannabis and Controlled Practices group. I’m a Vice-Chair of an American Bar Association marijuana law group, happy to serve in this position. And I’m also a professor at the University of Florida I teach the only Marijuana Law & Policy course there," explained Tedrow. The committee also chose Cole Peacock as Vice-Chair. He is a fifth-generation peanut farmer. For the Secretary, they chose Kyle Story a fourth-generation farmer who grows citrus peaches and blueberries.

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