New Jersey Legislature Approves Hemp Legalization Proposal, Heads to Governor
New Jersey’s full legislature has approved a proposal to legalize industrial hemp, sending the measure to Governor Chris Christie for final consideration. According to a spokesman for his office, Governor Christie is unlikely to veto the legislation.
Earlier this week New Jersey’s Senate, in a rare showing of bipartisan cooperation, voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 3110, a measure to establish a legal industrial hemp license. Soon after, the state’s Assembly voted 65 to 8 to approve the same proposal, sending it to the governor.
Under Senate Bill 3110, those wishing to cultivate hemp will be able to do so once they receive a license from the state’s Secretary of Agriculture.
If Governor Christie signs the proposal into law, or lets it become law without his signature, New Jersey would become the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize industrial hemp.