Georgians can apply for hemp licenses as soon as the U.S. Department of Agriculture gives its approval.
All licensees would have to undergo inspection and sampling of their hemp crops. If any hemp sample exceeds the 0.3% THC limit, the entire crop will be destroyed.
Unlike marijuana, hemp contains little or no THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high.
Hemp growers also must maintain planting, harvest and production records.
More information about the proposed rules and how to submit written comments can be found on the Georgia Department of Agriculture's website.
Separately, Georgia lawmakers this year also approved medical marijuana sales for registered patients, but the licensing process for that program hasn't started yet.