New York’s proposed cannabinoid hemp regulations are a big deal for the State’s 700 or so hemp farmers, and the greater cannabis industry. This post will explain how we got here, what the regulations provide, and what happens next. How New York arrived at the proposed cannabinoid hemp regulations For the past two months, the New York Cannabis Control Board (the “CCB”) and the Office of Cannabis Management (the “OCM”) have been busy implementing the State’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program (the “Program”). If you read this blog, you may recall that under the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA”), the CCB is tasked with implementing cannabis regulations (adult-use program and cannabinoid hemp program) whereas the OCM is to administer these regulations. In October 2021, the OCM took over the Program, which was originally overseen by the Department of Health (the “DOH”). On November 3, 2021, the CCB adopted the temporary regulations released by the DOH in July 2021. Then, on December 16, 2021, the CCB filed amendments to these regulations that “are intended to create new value-added opportunities for farmers and empower New Yorkers to make informed choices in the CBD marketplace.”

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