Time and Place The first meeting of the House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production has been set for August 13th, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The venue is Athens Technical College-Elbert County Campus, 1317 Athens Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635. The meeting will be held in the Williford Center (Building 200), in Room 203 and … Read more
HB 465 Georgia Representative John Pezold (R-Columbus) submitted an Industrial Hemp Bill for consideration in the Georgia House on 2/22/2017. The Bill proposes the creation of an Industrial Hemp Commission and the establishment of a Hemp research program in cooperation with state universities. I reached out to Representative Pezold and asked him why he thought … Read more
During the 2016-2017 Georgia Legislative Session, another bill to allow the cultivation of Hemp as an Industrial Crop will be introduced. Those who read this and support it should contact your Senators and Representatives asking for their support. The Anonymous Farmer In 1775 an anonymous farmer penned “An Essay On Hemp” as a call to … Read more
Virginia has thumbed its nose at the Federal Government. Every single representative of the Virginia House of Delegates voted yes to this proposition, yielding a 98-0 majority in favor of the hemp farming initiative which would grant its citizens the right to grow and process hemp products, with licensing. While Georgia’s lawmakers try to burden … Read more
Georgia Law Enforcement Executives have drawn their “line in the sand”. They are against in-State cultivation of cannabis, in any form. No big surprise here, really. Their position is, Cannabis is illegal and they are enforcers of the law. It’s that simple for them. Or is it? If their only interest is in enforcing the law, why are they so adamantly opposed to the law being changed? If they are purely unbiased and only enforce the Law, why are they trying to influence Legislators?