The New York State Department of Health released proposed regulations that would govern cannabinoid hemp products. The regulations would establish licensing for cannabinoid hemp extractors, manufacturers and retailers and set limits on products permitted to be sold at retail. Food products would be limited at 25 mg of cannabinoids, and all cannabinoid hemp products would be required to bear labels listing the amount of cannabinoids in the product.

“These regulations are the next step toward regulating the growing hemp industry in New York in a way that protects consumers and helps ensure the industry’s long-term viability,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo in a press release.

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