The New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee voted unanimously to move forward with an industrial hemp bill, which will allow farmers to legally grow industrial hemp for research purposes in accordance with existing federal law. Supporters of the bill indicated that New Jersey is one of the last East Coast states without an industrial hemp pilot program. Supporters indicated that the bill will help small farmers by providing a new crop. The bill will also help the New Jersey economy by offering new opportunities for the manufacturing of hemp products such as textiles.
Other recent regulatory activity related to industrial hemp.
MICHIGAN INTRODUCES INDUSTRIAL HEMP BILLSep 9, 2018
CALIFORNIA PASSES INDUSTRIAL HEMP LAWSep 2, 2018
DELAWARE ENACTS INDUSTRIAL HEMP LAWSep 1, 2018
COMMENT PERIOD ENDING FOR HEMP GROW RULEAug 29, 2018