New York Hemp Business & Legal News

Truck driver considers suit against Texas cops after wrongful stops for hemp

A Florida truck driver who was stopped twice last month driving hemp from California to New York is now considering a lawsuit against Texas authorities who jailed him and charged him with felony possession of marijuana. Aneudy Gonzales was stopped for a traffic violation near Conway, Texas, on Dec. 5. Texas Highway Patrol seized roughly 3,350 […]

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CBD retailer gets hemp shipment back from NYPD

The owner of a CBD store in Brooklyn, New York, has claimed a shipment of hemp that was seized by the New York Police Department last month when officers confused it with marijuana. Oren Levy, who owns Green Angel CBD, said his brother Ronen picked up the 106 pounds of hemp from the NYPD on […]

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Drug charges dropped in New York hemp delivery case

New York prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a CBD retailer who tried to pick up a shipment of hemp biomass from Vermont. But authorities have not yet returned the hemp to Green Angel CBD. Ronen Levy was facing marijuana charges by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office over Green Angel’s November shipment of 106 pounds of hemp […]

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Cuomo signs NY hemp law; decision on extracts in food, beverages deferred

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Monday that sets up a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and hemp extracts in the state. According to a statement from the governor’s office, the new law also requires hemp businesses to test and properly label products to safeguard consumers. The […]

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Key US senator wants USDA to extend hemp rule comment period

The top Democratic official in the U.S. Senate is calling on federal agriculture regulators to allow more time for hemp industry stakeholders to have their voices heard regarding hemp production regulations. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend […]

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New York prosecutor to drop marijuana charges in Vermont hemp seizure

Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges against the man arrested on marijuana possession charges in connection with a case in which 106 pounds of hemp plants shipped from Vermont were mistaken as MJ and seized by the New York Police Department. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said that Ronen Levy’s felony marijuana possession charge […]

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Activists resolve to fine-tune stalled NY hemp and CBD bill

Industry insiders in New York are regrouping to salvage a hemp extract bill that’s been languishing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk since it was passed last summer. Cuomo is expected to issue a “friendly veto” of the bill, which will enable it to be reintroduced during the budget process next year, said Jonathan Miller, a […]

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Canopy Growth’s NY hemp facility to receive $1.7 million tax break

The Canadian cannabis producer building an industrial park for hemp processing in New York state would get a hefty property tax break under a new plan hatched by a local economic development group. The Broome Industrial Development Agency said Canopy Growth will receive a standard 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes deal that will reduce taxes on the 48-acre […]

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NYPD seizes Vermont hemp shipment, mistakes it for marijuana

New York City police seized a shipment of what it believed to be 106 pounds of marijuana and arrested the buyer on criminal charges, but the Vermont farm that shipped the product said it’s legal hemp, not MJ. Fox Holler Farms, a hemp farm based in New Haven, Vermont, said every box of its product […]

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Canopy, US hemp grower head to court over dismal crop, missed payments

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth and a Nevada-based hemp producer are suing each other in rival federal cases over a bad crop and allegations of missed payments and misspent advances. The cases center on Go Farm Hemp, a Henderson, Nevada-headquartered company that entered contracts to grow hemp in 2019 for Canopy Growth in Colorado, Kentucky, […]

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US hempseed supply to be stored in New York repository

Work has begun on creating the nation’s only hempseed bank in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The Industrial Hemp Germplasm Repository will be established at Cornell University’s agricultural research facility in Geneva. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York announced the launch of the new facility, saying he worked to secure $500,000 in […]

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