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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. Future program and contact information about both Cannabis programs can be found at or  

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 “2023 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 2023 complete typed hemp license applications. New applicants or new key participants please see the NJSP Background Check Instructions link below.

For further information about the New Jersey Hemp Program email or call 609-649-0694.

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

2023 NJ Hemp Grower Application

2023 NJ Processor/Handler License Application

2023 NJ Hemp Instructions and Attachments

NJSP Background Check Instructions

Forms for 2023 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

2022 NJ Hemp Varieties of Concern and Prohibited Varieties