Georgia governor signs off on bill regulating hemp products

Georgia’s governor signed off on a bill aimed at regulating hemp-derived products and growing the state’s hemp industry.

According to the Capitol Beat News Service, Senate Bill 494, signed into law Tuesday, will:

The General Assembly passed the bill, aka the Georgia Hemp Farming Act, and sent it to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature in April.

It has been up to individual states, such as Georgia, to decide how to regulate hemp-derived products since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

That legislation legalized hemp, but it also triggered the boom in delta-8 THC and other intoxicating hemp-derived cannabinoids.