Month: August 2020

New York’s out, the USDA is in… What’s Next for Hemp Growers?

Background On August 14th, Commissioner Richard A. Ball sent out two letters on behalf of the Department of Agriculture & Markets (DAM) to the USDA. These letters detailed the relationship between NYS and the USDA as the Interim Final Rule (IFR), the USDA’s legislation to oversee hemp cultivation federally, comes into effect October 31st of …

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Mayor Hal McCabe

Sporting a shirt with bigfoot on it, the Mayor of Homer came on to talk legalizing adult-use cannabis. Hal McCabe is the Executive Director for the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. The bipartisan commission is composed of 10 members in the legislature to analyze bills and their effects on Upstate Communities. In addition to administering …

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