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On this page you will find the most current 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 Law & Legislation

2016
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

2014
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.

2013
S05978

Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.

A08297

Establishes procedures for the growing of industrial hemp.

New York Hemp Reports

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