Lawmakers push for Georgia-grown hemp

To the feds, medical cannabis remains a highly controlled substance, right up there with heroin, that has no recognized medical use. But the cousin of cannabis, hemp, is now a different story. Cultivation of the plant was legalized nationwide through the new federal farm bill, which the president signed into law last month. Hemp has a fraction of the THC – less than 0.3 percent – found in marijuana.

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