Regulatory Analysis

Our regulatory analysis blogs makes sense of the rapidly changing hemp industry

Gov. Cuomo Unveils his 2020 Plan to Regulate Cannabis

Albany, NY — The legalization of adult-use cannabis is again becoming a hot topic as the legislature begins the 2020 legislative session. This past week, Governor Cuomo released his 2021 Fiscal Year Budget which includes legislation to create a new regulatory agency tasked with establishing an adult-use cannabis marketplace while overseeing the State’s existing medical …

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Updated CBD Product Regulations

Published December 10th, 2018 This past week, The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets opened up applications forboth growers and processors of CBD and other cannabinoids derived from industrial hemp.They also published an updated “Research Partner Agreement” for processors which outlinesthe rules and regulations needed to conduct research on industrial hemp. This included clearguidelines for …

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Epidiolex Rescheduling and 2018 Farm Bill Update

Published September 30th, 2018 The past week has seen developments on the federal level pertaining to industrial hemp andit’s control under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). First, the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) announced a scheduling action for FDA approved drug Epidiolex, marketed by GWPharmaceuticals. Second, Congress failed to agree on the 2018 Agricultural Act (known as …

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