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New Jersey: Governor Christie Fails to Sign Hemp Regulation Bill; Awaits Governor's Signature

Governor Chris Christie failed to sign Assembly Bill 2415, and it's Senate companion bill S3110, which had been approved by both chambers of the New Jersey legislature. These measures would have imposed regulations for the establishment of a commercial hemp industry in New Jersey. 

The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to the Congressional Resource Service. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only minute (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and clothing. 

NORML will keep you updated on future legislative efforts in New Jersey.


 







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