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Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the legislation.
“We are now making life better for so many New Jersey residents,” said bill Assemblywoman Joann Downey, the bill sponsor.
“Money is still being transported around in buckets and being buried in backyards. And honestly, that’s where we felt there is more risk,” said the general counsel for Golden Bear Insurance Company.
“If the FDA regulates too hard against CBD, it would really harm small Kentucky family farmers,” Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Ag Commissioner told the department.
Several speakers listed key issues that the USDA should prioritize while drafting regulations for the newly legalized hemp industry.
Lawmakers, advocates, and opponents tell Cannabis Wire reporters what's on the horizon for cannabis next year.
A burgeoning industry is using its money to influence politics, and finding new GOP allies in the process. But there may be a price.