Florida Hemp Coalition Corp (FHC) & Costa Rica Hemp Coalition
As the FHC becomes established and operating here in Florida it will serve as a franchise style template for all 50 US States. Florida’s success will establish the foundation for strengthening the environment and economy of each US state.
EarthCorp also founded the Costa Rica Hemp Coalition (CCC) in 2017. Costa Rica has now legalized cannabis and industrial hemp as of 2022 and the programs developed for the FHC will be applied in Costa Rica.
PRIMARY GOALS OF FHC
Working with major agricultural producers in the State to support them in capturing agricultural chemicals and safely disposing of them by using hemp.
Phytoremediation is the direct use of living green plants for in situ, or in place, removal, degradation, or
containment of contaminants in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water and groundwater.
Working with the State Water Management Districts to identify polluted waterways including algae bloom areas that can benefit from phytoremediation.
Hemp plants used in phytoremediation can then be shredded and pressed to extract the oils which can be used to create biodiesel for municipal vehicles. This method can safely dispose of environmental contaminants and create fully renewable fuels to help clean the air and reduce costs for the State and improve overall environmental impact.
There is concern by the State that hemp may be an invasive plant species. FHC affiliates have created a species that will not self propagate to eliminate the possibility of out of control growth.
2. Job creation
FHC will foremost seek out US Veterans to offer employment in the different projects undertaken. According to the Veterans Administration there are approximately 1,533,306 veterans in the State of Florida. FHC will develop specific projects that are suited to disabled veterans within their abilities. In an ideal scenario, FHC would become the largest employer of US Veterans in the State. Bringing the model to each US State would result in millions of potential jobs for Veterans.
Beyond this, the goal of public private partnerships entails creating public benefits which includes more jobs for willing workers.
3. Public private partnerships
A public–private partnership is a cooperative arrangement between two or more public and private sectors, typically of a long-term nature. Governments have used such a mix of public and private endeavors throughout history.  PPPs are best seen as a special kind of contract involved in infrastructure provision, such as the building and equipping of schools, hospitals, transport systems, water and sewerage
As FHC projects get larger they will require more capital, equipment, experience, and development. Projects such as the production of biodiesel and hempcrete for Florida cities, water remediation, sewage remediation, and barrier planting for erosion control are part of infrastructure development ideally suited to public private enterprises.
4. Economic development. The use of hemp to create jobs and commerce will generate substantial economic growth. A closed loop economic cycle based in regenerative agriculture as designed by utilized EarthCorp will created substantial economy within the State. The many opportunities and benefits available through FHC programs are designed to improve the State through direct employment, private sector partnerships, and the export of goods produced from hemp. As the grower, final product producer and user in many cases, the State becomes the beneficiary of the full value chain while reducing reliance on the import or purchase of goods that can now be produced from hemp.
Farm Bill Impact
The legalization provision, championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and included in the Senate farm bill, would officially classify hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the federal controlled substances list. Lawmakers are also expected to advance the measure when they meet next month to draft the final, bicameral version of the legislation.
Hemp landed on the list because it is, like marijuana, a form of the cannabis plant. But growers and farm-state politicians argue the two have been unfairly lumped together, depriving farmers of what could one day become a major commodity crop.
In Kentucky, in particular, hemp has been touted as a panacea for cratering tobacco sales and falling crop prices. Growers there have pinned their hopes for future profits on it. But as legalization looks ever more inevitable, the question now is whether industrial hemp can deliver on decades of hype and promises.
Advocates say the industry is poised for an explosion, particularly as new supply chains develop and researchers discover additional uses for cannabidiol oil, which can be derived from hemp. There are also concerns, however, that the industry may grow too quickly, forcing the price of hemp down to unsustainable levels before there’s adequate demand for it.
“There’s no question that industrial hemp is economically viable,” said Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), an architect of the legalization plan. “I get a call from a farmer every other day. More and more farmers want to grow it.”
The proof of hemp’s value is in the expanding hemp acreage seen across the U.S. over the past few years. Vote Hemp, the nation’s foremost hemp advocacy group, detailed in their 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report that 23,343 acres of hemp were cultivated last year across the nation. In 2018, that sum swelled to 77,000 acres. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill into law, you can be sure that number will continue to expand in 2019. U.S. imports of hemp from countries like China and Canada are decreasing, too. The Federation of American Scientists reports that in 2017, the number totaled $67.3 million in imports, down from a record high of $78.1 million in 2015.