The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is continuing to administer an Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program, authorized by New York State law and 7 U.S.C. § 5940 (Farm Bill of 2014). The Department is accepting applications from individuals or businesses interested in conducting research related to the growing of industrial hemp.
Due to a change in Federal Law, authorizations to grow hemp in New York State pursuant to the authority cited above, will expire January 1, 2022.
Processors of cannabinoid hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) are now regulated by the New York State Department of Health Cannabinoid Hemp program. All questions and inquiries related to those products should be referred to [email protected] for response.