Today, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a measure that legalizes commerical hemp cultivation in the state. Under the approved measure, the state Department of Agriculture will be responsible for devising rules and regulations governing the new hemp program. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, once hemp regulations are set into place, farmers will be able to not only cultivate hemp but also manufacture cannabidiol (CBD). Farmers hoping to gain a hemp cultivation license will be required to pay an annual fee of $50 per-acre.

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