Polk farm trades citrus for hemp in state pilot project

Owners of an Alturas citrus grove have switched to hemp. They are growing cannabis plants for Green Earth Cannaceuticals in partnership with Florida A&M through a state pilot project. ALTURAS — In the middle of what's still citrus territory, a clay road winds through active orange groves and past large bales of hay to reach a parcel that six months ago bore row after row of Valencia orange trees. Now, though, the 30-acre property is covered with lines of bushy plants that aren't even knee h...
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