On Might 10, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill legalizing hemp production in Georgia. The bill signing took spot at the Corbett Nation Corner in Lake Park Georgia exactly where bill sponsor John Corbett is from.
Georgia becomes the 42nd state to legalize hemp farming.
“Certainly signing the industrial hemp act is going to give out famers— assist diversify our ag economy. I undoubtedly appreciate Representative John Corbett’s leadership on that. So, it is an fascinating day down right here,” mentioned Kemp.
“Move more than sweet potato, right here comes hemp,” mentioned Dee-Dee Hider, a hemp production advocate. Hider operates in Hemp Production across the nation, and was one particular of lots of individuals that came out to see the governor sign the Georgia Hemp Farming Act.
Enabling hemp farming in Georgia is a optimistic step forward but the state will face challenges due to excessive licensing charges mandated in the bill. Processors who want to operate with hemp need to spend a $25,000 annual license charge and growers will spend $50 per acre with a maximum of $five,000, the highest charge per 100 acres of any state. We are hopeful that the legislature can amend this quickly to level the playing field for Georgia hemp farmers and corporations.