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Hemp Licensing Program

The Department is accepting applications from individuals or businesses interested in growing hemp in New York State.
Hemp Licensing Program
Hemp in New York State

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is administering a USDA approved program to license hemp growers and seed sellers as authorized by New York State law and the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Federal Farm Bill of 2018). The Department is accepting applications from individuals or businesses interested in growing hemp for fiber, grain, CBD, or other purposes.

Processors of cannabinoid hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) are now regulated by the New York State Office of Cannabis Management.  All inquiries related to those products should be addressed to [email protected] for response.

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The New York State Office of Cannabis Management
Cannabinoid Hemp Program
Through New York State's Office of Cannabis Management, applications now being accepted for Cannabinoid Hemp Processor and Retail Licenses and Distributor Permits.