New York Just Gave Another Boost to Hemp Industry

New York Just Gave Another Boost to Hemp Industry
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December 10, 2019

New York will be among the first states to establish a grading program for cannabis-derived extracts assuring consumers some degree of quality control.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday authorizing the Department of Agriculture and Markets to adopt standards for cannabidiol, or CBD, which is gaining wide acceptance among the public for offering relief from a variety of ailments.


As it gains in popularity, however, product quality still remains questionable in terms of potency and uncertain science about the long-term impacts of the drug.

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