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No hemp was grown last year in Georgia On this page you will find the most current Georgia hemp law along with a history of how Georgia hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We also provide links to important information concerning Georgia hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

Georgia Hemp Law & Legislation

HB 465

Creates an Industrial Hemp Commission; to provide for membership of such commission; to provide for the establishment of a research program in cooperation with state universities; to provide for authority of the commission to seek certain permits or waivers from the federal government; to provide the commission with authority to issue licenses to cultivate industrial hemp for research and commercial purposes; to provide for compliance with certain prerequisites for issuance of such license.

HB 704

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to agriculture, so as to provide for industrial hemp cultivation; to provide for definitions; to provide for procedures, conditions, and limitations; to amend Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to offenses against public health and morals, so as to provide for the possession of industrial hemp under certain circumstances; to provide for definitions; to provide for penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.