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The Recreational Cannabis Program as well as the Medical Marijuana Programs will be regulated by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission which will be housed within the New Jersey Department of Treasury. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating Hemp production in the state and continues to receive numerous calls about recreational marijuana. Future program and contact information about both Cannabis programs can be found at or  

Cannabis Program questions can also be submitted to 

The New Jersey Hemp Farming Act was enacted in August 2019. This new legislation complies with the 2018 Farm Bill, which authorized hemp producers to grow and sell hemp for commercial purposes. 

On December 27, 2019, New Jersey was among the first three states to have its Hemp Program approved by the USDA.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that the transfer or sale of any hemp material complies with all applicable state and federal laws. All hemp materials must be appropriately identified or labeled during transit.

Please review the “2021 New Jersey Hemp Program Instructions and Attachments for Participants” whether you are applying as a grower or as a processor/handler. The packet includes forms that are necessary to complete your application and other helpful information.

The New Jersey Hemp Program is actively processing 2021 complete typed hemp license applications. New applicants or new key participants please see the 2021 NJSP Background Check Instructions link below.

For further information about the New Jersey Hemp Program email or call 609-406-6941.

Click here to read the New Jersey Hemp Farming Act Summary and Rules

2021 NJ Hemp Grower Application

2021 NJ Processor/Handler License Application

2021 NJ Hemp Instructions and Attachments

2021 NJSP Background Check Instructions

Forms for 2021 Approved NJ Hemp Licensees

Domestic Seed Request

International Seed Request

Pre-Planting Report

Planting Report

Site Modification Request Report

Harvest/Destruction Report

New Jersey Hemp Grower Resources

Informational and Educational Materials

2021 NJ Hemp Varieties of Concern and Prohibited Varieties

2021 NJ Hemp Program Processors and Handlers List



Informational and Educational Materials

2021 NJ Hemp Varieties of Concern and Prohibited Varieties