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New Jersey’s nascent hemp industry is waiting for rules from the federal government. The delay has sidelined growers and forced manufacturers to seek out-of-state suppliers.

NJ can now have an industrial hemp program

“Found in more than 25,000 products, the versatile and profitable hemp plant will encourage new business growth and boost the state’s agricultural economy," said Sen. Steven Oroho, a sponsor of the measure. "With burdensome federal and state regulations removed, New Jersey farmers can greatly benefit from this potential billion-dollar industry.”

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