April 14, 2015

Lawmakers pitch Georgia industrial hemp

The Telegraph
Nearly half the country is taking a new interest in industrial hemp, a straight-laced cousin to marijuana that was long used for rope and fabric. Now, a group of Georgia lawmakers wants to give it a try, too.

“Looking at the history of Georgia, how hemp was used back in the day for making clothes and stuff like that, I thought it was a great idea,” said state Rep. James Beverly, D-Macon.

He’s the sole Democrat to sign House Bill 704 by John Pezold, R-Fortson, as filed April 2, the last day of the annual legislative session.

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