Senate Bill S-6184A has been delivered to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. This Bill seeks to regulate the production and marketing of hemp extract in the state, including cannabidiol, known as CBD. This legislation establishes a regulatory framework for hemp extract production, extraction, manufacturing, and sale in New York, updating the hemp permitting process and regulating the extract industry through testing and labeling, protecting both farmers and consumers. It also requires that New York State hemp processors use New York-grown product.

What this Means:                                                                    

The Governor has 10 days (not including Sundays) to approve (“sign”) or reject (“veto”) bills passed by both houses. Signed bills become law; vetoed bills do not. However, if the governor failure to sign or veto a bill within the 10-day period, the bill automatically becomes law.