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Gov. Cuomo proposes regulations for CBD hemp products

Gov. Cuomo proposes regulations for CBD hemp products
Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 08:28:12-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state's department of health has filed proposed regulations to regulate cannabinoid (CBD) hemp products in New York State.

These regulations are in accordance with a Cannabinoid Hemp Program that will license both cannabinoid hemp processors and retailers and set quality control standards that all cannabinoid hemp products must meet.

"These regulations are the next step toward regulating the growing hemp industry in New York in a way that protects consumers and helps ensure the industry's long-term viability," said Governor Cuomo. "Establishing the State's Cannabinoid Hemp Program to regulate production and sale of hemp and hemp extract will help protect both consumers and farmers."

Right now, applications for cannabinoid hemp processing and retailing licenses are under development, and the state department of health hopes to make them available in early 2021.