Georgia lawmakers are recommending that the state government pass laws next year to allow hemp farming and cannabis oil distribution.

The proposals from two Republican-led committees would help provide medical marijuana to Georgia’s 6,000 registered patients and give farmers another crop to support themselves.

Cultivation, manufacture and distribution of medical marijuana products will likely be considered by the Georgia General Assembly during its 2019 legislative session, which begins next month.

Georgia has allowed patients to use medical marijuana since 2015, but state law still prohibits buying, selling or transporting it.

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Mark Niesse ~ Atlanta Journal-Constitution ~

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