NY hemp producers want Cuomo to issue rules for extracts before temp regulations expire

CBD News Aggregator – New York hemp growers and processors want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue guidelines from a bill last year to regulate the sale of extracts from the plant, like CBD, before 2014 Farm Bill pilot provisions expire on Oct. 31.

The bill Cuomo signed last year would regulate CBD-infused products like tinctures, lotions and salves, but the law doesn’t cover CBD in food and drinks, Syracuse.com reported Tuesday.

New York has some 700 hemp growers, producing thousands of pounds for more than 100 in-state processing facilities this fall, according to Hemp Industry Daily‘s 2020 U.S. Hemp Harvest Outlook.

“It’s going to be a disaster if they have to sit on this much hemp,” said Allan Gandelman, a Cortland hemp grower and processor who is also president of the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association. “We need these regulations now.”

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