Industrial hemp is coming to the state of Georgia. On April 1, 2019, the Georgia state Senate voted 51-4 to approve a measure that would allow farmers to cultivate hemp for commercial purposes, including cannabidiol (CBD) extraction. The state already allows qualified patients to possess cannabis-based CBD oil but there are no mechanisms in place to allow patients to legally acquire the oil. The bill will now go to Gov. Brian Kemp’s approval, who is expected to sign off on the measure.

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