The Department of Agriculture and Markets oversees hemp cultivation and hemp used exclusively for industrial or food purposes. Those interested in cultivating hemp may find more information on the Ag & Markets web page.
The New York State Office of Cannabis Management regulates hemp used or marketed for its cannabinoid content, such as cannabidiol commonly known as "CBD". Cannabinoid hemp products include many CBD products available for purchase today, including tinctures, oils, topicals, pills, capsules, and food or beverages that are intended for human consumption.
The Program requires anyone who is processing, manufacturing or selling cannabinoid hemp to first obtain a license from the Cannabinoid Hemp Program. The Office has approved regulations to implement the Program. The regulations establish standards for manufacturing, laboratory testing, and packaging and labeling to provide industry clarity and protect health and safety of New Yorkers. You can view the regulations here.