With a 4 to 1 vote the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has approved a proposal – Assembly Bill 2415 – to legalize industrial hemp production in the state.
“We commend the Committee for taking a common sense approach to allow the growth of industrial hemp in New Jersey,” stated Evan Nison, Executive Director of New Jersey NORML. “Our cannabis laws are nonsensical, and few issues embody this more obviously and plainly than the prohibition of industrial hemp. We hope the absurdity of these laws will encourage members of the legislature and the public to reevaluate marijuana laws across the board.”
The proposal will now move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee before going up for a full Assembly vote; its passage in the Assembly would send it to the Senate, where its passage would put in on the governor’s desk for final consideration.
More information on this proposal, including the bill’s language, can be found by clicking here.