The Department of Agriculture and Markets will oversee hemp cultivation and hemp used exclusively for industrial and food purposes. Those interested in growing hemp may find more information on the Ag & Markets web page.
The New York State Department of Health (Department) Cannabinoid Hemp Program currently 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 Department has issued proposed regulations to implement the Program and will be sharing more information as it becomes available.