Year Passed: 2014
Summary: Senate Bill 7047 authorizes the growth of industrial hemp to provide research for farmers and businesses. The Department of Agriculture & Markets and institutions of higher education can study the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp, provided that the sites are certified and registered with the Department of Agriculture & Markets. The sale and distribution of industrial hemp grown for such research is prohibited. Additionally, the commissioner can authorize up to ten sites for growing and cultivating industrial hemp. This law becomes effective date on June 15, 2015.
Statute: N.Y Agric.& Mkts. Law § 524 (2014)