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New York State Bans CBD Infused Food and Beverages

The New York State Department of Agriculture issued a letter warning food license and dairy permit holders that they may face enforcement actions for manufacturing or selling CBD infused food and beverages.

The DOA’s letter will have a significant impact as many smoke shops, bodegas and health stores In New York began selling CBD infused products following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. Businesses that continue to sell CBD products could have the inventory seized and destroyed or face other penalties including fines or a negative sanitary inspection.

The Department of Agriculture also issued guidance to educate these businesses about the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD additives. Stores may sell food and beverages that contain hemp seed oil as it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The state does allow CBD products that are manufactured by a research partner under New York’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program to be sold as dietary supplements. The DOA indicates that these CBD products are manufactured using higher standards than those that apply to food. Under the pilot program, research partners must agree not to manufacture products that add CBD to food or cosmetics.

There are currently forty-five (45) research partners that are authorized to manufacture CBD in New York State. CBD research partners must source all industrial hemp from New York growers. New York’s current stance with regards to CBD and CBD infused products further hamstrings the CBD’s industry to achieve a national sales and distribution capability.

Here is What Changed in New York's Amended Adult Use Marijuana Bill

The New York Senate released an amended version of the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act for consideration ahead of the Legislature’s 2019 session end on June 19th. The legislation was originally introduced in January and will regulate, tax and control marihuana like alcohol. Most notably, the amended version incorporates the provisions related to the cultivation of hemp required to implement the 2018 Farm Bill. 

According to the legislation, there are roughly 1.5 million regular marijuana users in New York with half living in New York City. The state estimates that the market for marijuana in New York is $3.1 billion. The state also projects an estimated $436 million in tax revenue with an additional $336 million in tax revenue in New York City.

What changed in the amended version?

  • The legislation changes the term marihuana (as used in Michigan) to cannabis.

  • The state must identify and expunge eligible convictions six (6) months of the law’s effective date, and vacate or dismiss any terminated proceedings. Persons who are currently serving a prison sentence may ask to be re-sentenced if the person would be subject to a lesser offense under the new law.

  • A twenty percent (20%) tax is charged on the transfer of adult-use cannabis from a wholesaler to a retail dispensary or from a retail dispensary to the consumer.

  • An additional 2 percent (2%) tax is charged on the transfer of adult-use cannabis from a wholesaler to a retail dispensary or from a retail dispensary to the consumer for the county in which the dispensary is located.

  • The Office of Cannabis Management is charged with establishing a licensing an oversight regime for the growth, extraction, processing, and manufacturing of hemp for derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts and salts or isomers and/or hemp products for human or animal consumption.

  • The legislation authorizes the development of regulations governing the cultivation, sale, distribution, and transportation of industrial hemp in the state. The legislation will treat hemp products that are intended for consumption by humans or animals like cannabis.

  • The New York state cannabis revenue fund will allocate money will fund the cost associated with running the office of cannabis management. The money will also be allocated for the collection of data related to the cannabis market and to fund research on the health and safety issues related to the consumption of cannabis.


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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/26/2019: 32 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

There are thirty-two (32) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly: Special Land Use Permits: Retail Marijuana Sales & Cultivation Facility
California: Berkeley City Council Meeting: Proposed Location For Cannabis Retailer
California: Humboldt County Board Of Supervisors: Threatened Litigation Regarding Cannabis Permits
California: Los Angeles City Council: Amendments To Cannabis Regulations
California: City Of Lynwood: Variance To Reduce Required Distance Of Cannabis Facility
California: County Of Mendocino: Cannabis Temporary License Extensions
California: City Of Pleasant Hill: Cannabis Ordinance Amendment
California: City Of Sacramento: Law And Legislation Committee Meeting
California: Santa Rosa: City Council Meeting: Appeal Of Cannabis Policy Subcommittee Determinations
California: City Of Santa Rosa: Use Permit For Adult Use Cannabis Retail And Delivery Business
California: Yolo County Board Of Supervisors: Ordinance To Regulate Cannabis Businesses
Colorado: City Of Carbondale: Renewal Of Retail Marijuana Infused Product Manufacturing License
Colorado: Chaffee County Planning Commission: Medical / Retail Marijuana In The Industrial Zone
Colorado: Glenwood Springs Planning & Zoning Commission: Amendment To Marijuana Regulations
Colorado: City Of La Plata: New Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility License
Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Commission: Additional Qualifying Conditions
Illinois Legislature: Criminal Committee Hearing: HB0049 CRIM ID-IMMEDIATE EXPUNGE
Maine: Augusta Planning Board: Workshop On Medical Marijuana Business Zoning
Maine: Town Of Richmond: Approval To Open And Medical Marijuana Store And Wellness Center
Massachusetts: Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
Massachusetts: Carver Planning Board: Recreational Marijuana Establishment Regulations
Massachusetts: Falmouth Planning Board: Zoning Bylaw Relating To Marijuana Treatment Centers
Massachusetts: City Of Lenox: Zoning Bylaw To Allow And Regulate Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Marshfield: Variance For Recreational Cannabis Dispensary
Massachusetts: City Of Wayland: Amend Marijuana Establishment District
Michigan: Athens Township Planning Commission: Zoning Regulations For Marijuana
Michigan: Kimball Township Planning Commission: Ordinance To Repeal Medical Marihuana Ordinance & Prohibit Marihuana Establishments
Nevada: Las Vegas: Zoning Code To Allow Marijuana Dispensary Use In The Town Center
New Hampshire Legislature: Environment & Agriculture: HB459 Establishing An Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
New Hampshire Legislature: Health, Human Services And Elderly Affairs: HB364 Permitting Qualifying Patients And Designated Caregivers To Cultivate Cannabis For Therapeutic Use.
New Jersey: New Brunswick: Township Marijuana Ordinance Forum
New York: Town Of Hempstead: Ordinance To Prohibit Recreational Marijuana
Pennsylvania: Beaver Borough: Medical Marijuana Ordinance

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