Hemp — marijuana’s sober cousin — gets a boost in N.J.

The hardy Hemp plant for centuries was used to make clothing, rope, bath products and paper — until the federal government strictly regulated it 71 years ago, then banned it in 1970 along with its genetic relative, marijuana. … ,” Gusciora said. The committee approved Gusciora’s bill, A1330, which would give the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Agriculture the authority to license hemp farmers. New Jersey