A bill is being pushed forward in Georgia which will empower law enforcement to arrest you if you are carrying a green leafy substance, they don’t seem to care if it is hemp or marijuana. In the influx of hemp sweeping the nation, GA police apparently became a bit lax on their arrests for small amounts of cannabis. Now a bill is requiring they make arrests no matter what it is.
“The bill would make it a crime to transport hemp plants without paperwork showing it was produced under a farming or processing license. Violators would face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine for possession of less than an ounce — the same penalty as misdemeanor marijuana.”
Major step back as it is imperative law enforcement (especially in hard to breach southern states) that they learn to differentiate between hemp and marijuana.
Education seems to be overlooked entirely.