Because Georgia didn’t allow hemp farming until last year, all CBD oil was imported from other states. Now, CBD oil can also be made from locally grown hemp.
The legislation, House Bill 847, increases the annual hemp processing fee to $50,000 a year, up from a $10,000 fee initially set last year. The fee to grow hemp remains at $50 per acre.
Anyone transporting hemp plants is required to carry appropriate paperwork to help prove they’re in possession of a legal product, according to the bill.
In addition, the bill permits farmers and processors to sell their products to authorized hemp producers in other states.
Kemp signed the legislation July 22, and it became effective immediately.