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HB 0213 - Georgia Hemp Farming Act
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: John Corbett
Last Action: 5/10/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Senate Committee: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation allows for the farming of industrial hemp. The bill authorizes the Georgia Department of Agriculture to issue hemp growers licenses and hemp processors permits as well as requires the Department to create a plan to regulate hemp production. Colleges and universities within the University System of Georgia would be allowed to conduct research on the cultivation and uses of hemp. 

Hemp growers and producers would have to get a criminal background check conducted by local law enforcement. In addition, they would be required to give the GBI, Dept of Agriculture and state and local law enforcement access to where hemp is being processed, handled, cultivated or harvested to conduct inspections.   

This legislation is in response to a 2018 House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production. The study committee meeting details and the final committee report can be found here.

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