A bill allowing Georgia farmers to grow hemp for CBD oils and other products is one step from final approval.
The state House voted 151-5 on Friday to approve and amend the legislation, House Bill 213. The amended bill now heads back to the Senate for a last vote before the end of this year's legislative session Tuesday.
Hemp is a member of the cannabis plant family, but unlike marijuana it includes only trace amounts of THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high.
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