New York Hemp Business & Legal News

New York state bans CBD foods, vape products

New York state is banning CBD vape and food manufacturing and asking 2019 hemp licensees to sign a waiver acknowledging the “inherent risk” of making a dietary supplement considered off-limits by federal health authorities. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets also will require hemp-derived CBD supplements to go through the same testing as […]

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Hemp legalization gains more allies: top Senate Democrat, American Farm Bureau

A Senate bill to take hemp out of the Controlled Substances Act is racking up allies. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, and the American Farm Bureau are backing the measure introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Schumer’s endorsement comes about two weeks after he announced his support for legalizing marijuana. […]

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$3.2 million hemp processing plant in New York gets state funding

A new $3.2 million facility near Binghamton, New York, is the first in the United States to receive some form of government assistance to promote the processing of hemp. The hemp processing plant, an unnamed project slated to open later this year, is receiving $650,000 from the state, Binghamton TV station WIVT reported. It is the […]

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Hemp State Highlight: New York has a $5 million plan to become hemp processing hub

New York typically goes big, and when it comes to hemp, the Empire State is writing the nation’s fattest check yet to promote its new crop. After a late start authorizing hemp production and a program that is relatively small compared to bigger agricultural producers, New York hopped to the front of the nation’s hemp line in July, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo invited hemp entrepreneurs to compete for $5 million in development grants.

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New York reinvigorating hemp program with $10M in grants

New York state is opening its ramped-up hemp program with a call for new growers and an offer of up to $10 million in grant funding. The grants come in two categories: $5 million will fund industrial hemp research, including nearly $1 million in partnerships with Cornell University and Morrisville State College to support industrial hemp […]

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New York aims to ramp up hemp industry with new law, funding

New York is bullish on hemp. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at boosting production of hemp and committed $10 million in state funds to ramp up the industry. In signing the bill into law, the governor said hemp holds great potential for New York’s agricultural and biotech industries. According to the Albany Times […]

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New York growing hemp for first time in 80 years

Madison County, just east of Syracuse, New York, is home to the first legal industrial hemp crop in the state in 80 years. And thanks to a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the cultivators will be allowed to sell it under an existing pilot program, according to the Journal News. […]

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Hemp Bar Shuttered After Clash With Authorities

A hole-in-the-wall storefront in New York City that specialized in chocolates and pastries containing hemp has been forced to close down by city health department regulators over… wait for it… a lack of sinks. A Forbes contributor speculated that the unreasonable crackdown could have erupted because of confusion on the city’s part over the differences between […]

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