Agriculture & Markets - Growth of Hemp - Growth, sale, distribution, transportation and processing of hemp and products derived from such hemp permitted


Published: 2020-03-13

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§ 506. Growth, sale, distribution, transportation and processing of
hemp and products derived from such hemp permitted. 1. Notwithstanding
any provision of law to the contrary, hemp and products derived from
such hemp are agricultural products which may be grown, cultivated,
produced, processed, manufactured, possessed in the state, and sold,
distributed, or transported in the state, pursuant to authorization
under federal law, the provisions of this article, article
thirty-three-B of the public health law or any other state law.

2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary restricting
the growing or cultivating, processing, manufacturing, sale,
distribution or transportation of hemp and products derived from such
hemp, and subject to authorization of the growth and cultivation of hemp
under federal law, the commissioner may: (a) authorize the growing,
cultivating, processing and manufacturing of hemp as part of
agricultural pilot programs conducted by the department or an
institution of higher education to study the growth and cultivation,
sale, distribution, transportation, processing and manufacturing of such
hemp and products derived from such hemp provided that the sites and
programs used for growing or cultivating hemp are authorized by, and
registered with, the department; and (b) license the growth and
cultivation of hemp, including the processing of hemp in connection with
its growing and cultivation, and the sale of hemp plants or hemp seed.