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Georgia Farm Bill - House Bill 213 Summary:

"In order to lawfully cultivate, handle, or process hemp in Georgia you must be licensed. Under the Act there are two types of licenses that will be issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture:  a Hemp Grower’s License and a Hemp Processor’s Permit

 

Hemp Grower licenses are issued for one year with an annual license fee of $50.00 per acre of cultivated hemp, not to exceed $5,000. To apply for such license, you must be a qualified agricultural producer and submit, among other things, an application, criminal background check, property coordinates, and consent for the Department of Agriculture or other authorized law enforcement to enter your premises for purposes of inspection and compliance.

 

Hemp Processor Permits are also for one year, with an initial permit fee of $25,000 and an annual renewal fee of $10,000. To apply for this permit, you must provide, among other things, a surety bond in the amount of $100,000, criminal background check, property coordinates and consent for the Department of Agriculture or other authorized law enforcement to enter your premises for purposes of inspection and compliance."

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