THE CANNABINOID HEMP PROGRAM – NY
Department of Health Launches Cannabinoid Hemp Program
Pursuant to Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2020 signed by former Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Department of Health (DOH) is launching a new Cannabinoid Hemp Program to regulate the processing, manufacturing and sale of cannabinoid hemp products (products containing cannabidiol or "CBD") in New York State. Responding to the recent production and use of cannabinoid hemp products in the market, the Program implements basic consumer protections to ensure cannabinoid hemp products are properly manufactured, laboratory tested and accurately labeled.
Cannabinoid hemp products include many CBD products available for purchase today, including tinctures, oils, topicals, pills, capsules, and food or beverages that are intended for human consumption or application for their cannabinoid content. The Program requires anyone who is processing, manufacturing or selling cannabinoid hemp to first obtain a license from DOH. Those interested in growing hemp may find more information on the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (AGM) web page.
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For information about adult-use cannabis in New York State please visit: https://cannabis.ny.gov/