NJCBA Forms HEMP WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A WAY FOR NJ HEMP REGULATION
Trent – The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) today announced the official formation of its Hemp Working Group, comprised of New Jersey’s foremost experts on hemp and hemp policy. The hemp working group is already working to build a robust hemp program in New Jersey. Specifically, the group will focus on four key priorities in 2021:
- Working with state cannabis regulators
- Approval of regulation / legislative proposals
- Initiation of educational programs
- Promote a safe haven for resource allocation
“The Hemp Working Group is, to our knowledge, the only organized effort to ensure the hemp industry does not go under as cannabis regulation evolves,” said NJCBA President Edmund DeVeaux. “The New Jersey cannabis industry is expanding rapidly and we need to make sure that all aspects are thoroughly researched and thought through. The potential of hemp is limitless when properly planned. “
The NJCBA’s hemp working group consists of Faye Coleman, CEO of Pure Genesis; Brett Goldman, partner at OCan Group, LLC; and Eric Axelson, owner of Garden State Harvest. All three bring years of familiarity and experience in the hemp industry that can help New Jersey move forward. The group will make their input and feedback available to the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) and the public in hopes of helping shape a strong hemp policy.
“While the discussion in New Jersey was understandably largely about cannabis, we cannot ignore the many positive benefits that hemp brings to our state. We hope to work with the CRC and the industry in general to create the largest and most thriving hemp market in the country here in New Jersey, ”said Coleman.
“There are experiences and best practices from other states that we can learn from,” Goldman said. “With the best of ideas and learning from others’ mistakes, we have tremendous potential to make New Jersey a leader in this field. The chance is there, now we just have to take advantage of it. “
“We applaud the CRC for their willingness to meet and listen to others. By working together and leveraging the collective experience of everyone in the market, we can make the New Jersey hemp industry a shining example for the rest of the country, ”said Axelson.
The group is already in the process of proposing methods and ideas to ensure a successful hemp market in New Jersey. Some of the ideas they shared with the CRC include reducing production costs for licensed MMP (and Rec) processors and patients in New Jersey, improving access to quality CBD products for NJ MMP patients and the Evidence of strong relationship and interoperability between the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and CRC.
Via the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association
The NJCBA’s mission is to promote jobs and growth in a sustainable and responsible cannabis industry. From pioneers in the medical cannabis market to emerging players in adult use, the NJCBA’s focus is on ensuring that decision-makers and regulators understand and respect the needs of the CannaBusiness community and that our community remains responsible corporate citizens.
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