New Jersey just took one step closer to establishing its own industrial hemp program. On September 19, 2018, the New Jersey state Senate Economic Growth Committee voted to move out of committee a bill that would direct the state Department of Agriculture to create a hemp agriculture program, allowing farmers to start cultivating the plant. So far, at least 15 other U.S. state have passed similar programs. The state Assembly has already passed a similar version of the bill, and if the Senate acts swiftly, the measure could make it to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk as soon as next week.
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