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New York Gov. Cuomo Signs New CBD Products Regulations Bill

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Last updated: December 9, 2019

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  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York’s governor on Monday signed a new bill that facilitate for detailed hemp miniature and sale of hemp
  • CBD has been known to be used for treatment of various illnesses including epilepsy and will be considered for use in New York

On Monday, New York’s governor, Gov. Cuomo signed a new law that lay the groundwork concerning the manufacture and subsequent sale of home-grown hemp products (including the popular CBD oil) across the state of New York.

The regulations put in place require those growing hemp, processors, and sellers of these products to not only obtain state permits, but also hire independent laboratories or experts to test their products.

The law signed by Gov. Cuomo contains labeling standards and further insists that hemp companies based in New York only use crops that are cultivated in New York.

Governor Cuomo further reiterated that by going ahead and establishing some sort of a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and its extracts, then the state of New York will be setting the hemp industry on a clear path towards a smart and safe way that not only empowers farmers, but also the consumers.

“By establishing a regulatory framework for producing and selling hemp and hemp extract, we can set the industry on a path to continued growth in a smart, safe way that empowers both farmers and consumers,” he added.

Cannabidiol is one of the most active ingredients found in hemp, a distant cousin of the marijuana plant. However, it does not contain the compound that makes users high.

What Benefits can CBD Bill Bring?

Cannabidiol has been sounded as a treatment for a vast variety of complications such as anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and a key component in an FDA approved medicine excellent for two severe and rare forms of child epilepsy.

Governor Cuomo’s bill was passed, and contained a chapter amendment aimed at providing a streamlined system towards the regulation of hemp products in the state of New York while providing the Department of Agriculture and Markets a supervisory role to monitor hemp growers.

Additionally, the Department of Health is given full supervision regarding hemp products, and tasked with creating a registration requirement that sellers of hemp products have to abide by.

In addition, the new law also regulates clothing, beauty products, and all items manufactured from hemp.

However, beverages and food that contain CBD – which were banned over the summer in New York – are not covered.

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Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Janet is a medical specialist with 10 years of experience as a physician and writing passion. She aims to help people and expand humans mindset. Chat with Janet on Twitter @Janet_Miller_MD or via our contact page.

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