New York Bill to Legalize Hemp Introduced
New York Assemblymember Donna Lupard (D-Bighamton) has filed Assembly Bill 8334, a proposal to legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp.
Assembly Bill 8334 would make it so that “hemp is an agricultural product which may be grown, produced, possessed, and commercially traded in the state”. It would establish a regulatory and licensing system for those wanting to cultivate the plant, which would be removed from the state’s controlled substances list.
The Commissioner of Agriculture and Markers would be tasked with developing rules to “allow for the industrial hemp to be tested during growth for tetrahydrocannabinol levels and to allow for supervision of the industrial hemp during sowing, growing season, harvest, storage and processing”.
The full text of the measure can be found by clicking here.