New York Hemp Law

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2,240 acres of hemp were grown in New York last year

On this page you will find New York hemp law along with a history of how New York hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning New York hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

New York Hemp Resources

New York State Hemp Program

Empire State Development – Industrial Hemp Research Initiative

Cornell University report on industrial hemp – Industrial Hemp From Seed to Market

New York Hemp Law & Legislation

A 9310

Authorizes the sale, distribution, transportation and processing of industrial hemp. Modifies existing legislation to clarify that state pilot programs allow the research into marketing of hemp to include processing, sale and distribution of hemp.

Position: Support

A 8034

Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.

Position: Support

A 9140

Authorizes the growing of industrial hemp as part of an agricultural pilot program. Introduced 3/20/2014. Passed both chambers on 6/11/2014.

Status: Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on 12/17/2014.


Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.


Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.