NY Activists Vow to Improve Stalled CBD and Hemp Bill

November 22, 2019 09:00:02

The 2018 Hemp Farming Act was a godsend for the hemp industry. The legislation classified cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC as hemp and removed it from its list of controlled substances. Dubbed by some as a catalyst for explosive growth, the bill gave farmers in all 50 states leeway to grow the versatile cash crop under regulation.

Six months later in June 2019, the New York Assembly passed the state’s own Hemp Extract Bill. The bill would have allowed licensed retailers to add up to 20mg of CBD per twelve ounces beverage. However, several months later, the bill still languishes on…


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