Governor Cuomo signed the New York Hemp Pilot Program into law in June 2014. A year later, the state launched the program and permitted the growth of hemp for research purposes. In 2017, New York eliminated the limits on the number of sites permitted to cultivate hemp.
The Road to Full Legalization
Yes, CBD oil is legal throughout the state of New York. Businesses and individuals are free to cultivate, extract, manufacture, process, sell, and consume hemp-derived products. New York State Public Health Law classifies industrial hemp as Cannabis sativa L. plants containing a maximum of 0.3% THC.
Is CBD Oil Legal in NY?
Regulators have also banned the sale of pre-rolled hemp flower cigarettes. It is legal to sell hemp flower to consumers aged 21+ as long as it isn’t packaged and sold for smoking. CBD businesses in New York have until May 2022 to comply with the new rules.
A person’s reaction to cannabis also may be affected by their age, height, weight, health status, medications taken, tolerance and what other food, liquids and drugs they have consumed that day.
Research has shown links between cannabis and some health risks:
Concentrates, such as dabs, wax and oil, may have much higher amounts of THC — 40% to 90% — than other forms of cannabis, which are usually about 20% THC. Concentrates can cause a faster, more intense effect than other forms of cannabis and may lead to an increased health risk. Cannabis added into food and beverages has a delayed and longer-lasting effect than smoked or vaped cannabis.
By late 2021, certified medical marijuana program patients will also be able to grow up to six plants at a time at home.
The below information is based on studies that have provided strong evidence of how cannabis can impact health. However, at this time, more information is needed to better understand the health risks and benefits of consuming cannabis.
Cannabis (also known as marijuana) is the second-most commonly used recreational drug in NYC, after alcohol. It can be smoked, vaped or ingested as a food or beverage (edibles), producing reactions such as a relaxed, euphoric feeling, anxiety and an increased heart rate.
Cannabis has been shown to be helpful for some conditions: