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Cannabis LawDelving into the Weeds:  Industrial Hemp Licenses – Grain and Fiber In, CBD on Hold

If you’re looking to obtain a license to grow industrial hemp, your budding plans may get put on hold.

As of December 2018, New York State Department of Agriculture and Market’s Division of Plant Industry has temporarily paused acceptance of applications to grow and process industrial hemp for cannabiodiol (CBD) oil under its Industrial Hemp Agriculture Pilot Program . The State has vowed to reopen applications for CBD growing and processing licenses in a few months, but what is a potential industrial hemp farmer to do while the smoke clears?

The answer: apply for a license to grow industrial hemp for grain (seed) or fiber (straw) purposes. The State is still accepting applications for such licenses on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Office can help you make the most of the upcoming growing season by assisting with application submission and providing legal guidance throughout the licensing process. And, of course, once CBD oil applications comes back into play, we can help you delve through those regulatory weeds as well.




Marissa WeissMarissa G. Weisis an Associate with the firm and practices Environmental Law, Land Use and Municipal Law.

law in addition to Cannabis and Hemp Law.  She can be reached by phone at 866-303-9595 toll free or 845-764-9656 and by email.[/column]

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