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No hemp was grown in New Jersey last year

On this page you will find New Jersey hemp law along with a history of how New Jersey hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We also provide links to important information concerning New Jersey hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

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New Jersey Hemp Laws & Legislation

2018
A1330

New Jersey Industrial Hemp Pilot Program bill. Allows industrial hemp farming; establishes industrial hemp license. Carryover of previous bill.
Download the Assembly Floor Substitute text of A1330.

Status: Passed by the House and Senate and awaiting the Governor’s signature as of Oct. 18, 2018

2016
A2628

Allows industrial hemp farming; establishes industrial hemp license.

2014
A2719

Provides for industrial hemp farming. Introduced 2/24/2014. Referred to Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.
Download the text of A2719 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of A2719 as Introduced here (PDF file 25k).

2013
A2415

Establishes an industrial Hemp license. Introduced 2/6/2012. Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. 11/25/2013 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee. 12/12/2013 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading. 1/13/2014 Substituted by S3110.
Download the text of A2415 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of A2415 as Introduced here (PDF file 36k).

S3110

Establishes an industrial Hemp license. Introduced on 12/16/2013. Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee. Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading on 1/9/2014. Passed by the Senate (38-0) on 1/13/2014. Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading on 1/13/2014. Substituted for A2415 on 1/13/2014. Passed Senate on 1/13/2014. (37-0) Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (65-8-0). Pocket vetoed by Governor Chris Christie on 1/21/2014.
Download the text of S3110 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of S3110 as Introduced here (PDF file 31k).

AR54

Urges President and Congress to enact “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011” and each NJ member of Congress to sponsor the legislation and work for its enactment. Introduced 2/6/2012. Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Download the text of AR54 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of AR54 as Introduced here (PDF file 24k).

2012
A2415

Establishes an industrial Hemp license. Introduced 2/6/2012. Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Download the text of A2415 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of A2415 as Introduced here (PDF file 36k).

AR54

Urges President and Congress to enact “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011” and each NJ member of Congress to sponsor the legislation and work for its enactment. Introduced 2/6/2012. Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Download the text of AR54 as Introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of AR54 as Introduced here (PDF file 24k).