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As N.J. hemp growers await federal rules, CBD product makers are forced to look elsewhere for raw material

“Until New Jersey gets their licenses in order, we’re sending all of our jobs outside of state for producing and our products,” Ken VandeVrede, a third generation farmer in Pequannock and the CEO of HillviewCBD, explained. He started his business earlier this year with the expectation that he would be able to grow his own hemp this season, but without regulations, he can’t deepen his New Jersey roots.

Gabrielle Saulsbery
Albany, N.Y. native Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. You can contact her at gsaulsbery@njbiz.com.

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