Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Ed Clemente / MGN MGN Image ALBANY – New York State could soon be regulating hemp-derived CBD products.The state Department of Health on Wednesday proposed regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a Cannabinoid Hemp Program.There are federal regulations for growing hemp but not for processing cannabinoid products.New York’s proposed regulations require laboratory testing and labeling to ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, without harmful contaminants. The regulations have been anxiously awaited by industrial hemp farmers and processors across the state, as well as hundreds of businesses that make consumer products from CBD, or cannabidiol, extracted from hemp.At media events around the state last month, industry leaders urged the Governor to issue rules before the temporary state program they’ve been operating under expires at the end of October.An industrial hemp pilot program was launched in New York in 2015 in hopes of spurring economic development and providing farmers with a lucrative new crop. There are now about 700 hemp growers and 100 manufacturers of hemp products across the state.In addition to setting quality standards, the regulations create a system for allowing hemp-derived cannabinoids to be used in certain foods, beverages, topicals and dietary supplements. Processors are prohibited from making claims suggesting the products will treat or prevent disease.The regulations are subject to a 60-day public comment period.
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 3:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.6kShares David Luiz avoided a yellow card for his follow through on N’Golo Kante (Canal+)Gary Neville has blasted David Luiz after he avoided punishment for his tackle on N’Golo Kante during Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday.During the closing stages of the first half at the Emirates Stadium, Luiz contested a 50-50 ball with Kante and the Brazilian followed through with a high boot which only narrowly missed the Chelsea midfielder’s body.Referee Craig Pawson, who clearly saw the incident, opted not to give the Arsenal defender a yellow card for dangerous play.And Neville slammed Luiz for his rash challenge on Kante, who turned to the referee to question why the Brazilian was not punished.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I have to say that’s unorthodox and stupid from David Luiz,’ Neville said during his commentary for Sky Sports. Gary Neville blasts David Luiz for his tackle on N’Golo Kante in Arsenal vs Chelsea David Luiz’s right foot only narrowly missed N’Golo Kante’s body (Sky Sports)‘He just follows through ridiculously, I’m not sure he makes contact but what is he doing?‘It’s a ridiculous thing to do, he’s played so well, the team have played so well, then you see that.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You think about what [Heung-min] Son got sent off for in the game against Chelsea last week then you see that.‘That’s just ridiculous, look at Kante, he looks towards the referee and says, ‘you gonna allow that?’.’Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal in the 13th minute gave Mikel Arteta’s side the lead at the Emirates Stadium.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement