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Georgia hemp bill imposing age limits on CBD, delta-8 THC goes to governor

Georgia is set to prohibit sales of hemp-derived cannabinoid products to anyone younger than 21, including goods containing CBD as well as intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabinoids such as delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC.

The new age restrictions for consumers – as well as new registration and testing requirements for hemp cultivators and producers – are part of a bill passed by the state General Assembly.


The so-called Georgia Hemp Farming Act, titled Senate Bill 494, now heads to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to be signed into law.

Lawmakers in Georgia have sought to regulate hemp-derived products in the state since the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill led to a flood of unregulated products derived from hemp.

Georgia does have a medical marijuana program,

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