Augusta commission not ready for city pot farm


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The idea of Augusta growing weed has city leaders saying now is not the time. 

As we previously reported, Commissioner Bill Fennoy is raising eye-brows with his proposal to use city farm land off Lovers Lane for a 600 acre medical marijuana farm. 

Medical marijuana and cannabis oil are legal now in Georgia, but commissioners are not ready to take a serious look at the proposal at this time. 

“I’m just not for that, right now. We’ll see what the future holds,” said Commissioner Bobby Williams.

“He thinks you’ll make some money. It’s legal now and the state is going to get into it with both feet. Why not have Augusta benefit?”

“I think so, eventually. I don’t think this is the right time timing is everything,” said Commissioner Bobby Wiilliams. 

Commissioner Fennoy said before the meeting he had learned that the new state law required medical marijuana to be grown inside a structure.

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