New York approves new hemp-CBD product rules

Cannabis regulators in New York have unanimously approved limits on smokable hemp flower and extended a ban on delta-8 THC products.

The state’s new Cannabis Control Board voted Wednesday to formalize proposed rules for manufacturing, testing and packaging of all cannabinoid hemp products during its third meeting. New York is transitioning oversight of the CBD retail market from the state Department of Health.

Under the state regulations, which are now in effect, products containing delta-8 THC are banned in New York, along with prerolled hemp flower cigarettes, although hemp flower can still be sold, as long as it is not packaged and sold for smoking, according to Law 360.

The Cannabis Control Board left the door open to allowing delta-8 THC and other isomers in future adult-use marijuana regulations, the board said.

New York hemp businesses have six months to become compliant with the new rules.