Hemp-derived CBD oil is legal in all 50 states under the 2018 Farm Bill.
You can easily buy it over the counter at your local pharmacy, vape shop, or organic food store.
You’ve come to the right place.
How to Find Quality CBD Products in New York?
The awareness of the quality of CBD products is growing among Americans, but the market is still unregulated in many areas, especially when it comes to manufacturing and labeling CBD products.
Here’s what you need to know.
However, before you order CBD oil online or start driving around town to browse local stores, make sure that you know how to weed out sketchy companies from high-quality brands.
Yes, a licensed doctor can prescribe marijuana-derived CBD oil if you have a medical marijuana card. The registration process is straightforward. You just need to be a legal New York resident and show a valid ID. The next step requires you to get a written certification from your physician. This can be done locally or online.
A comprehensive regulatory framework surrounding the licensing, manufacturing, sale and use of hemp and CBD was approved by the New York State Legislature in June 2019 and is currently awaiting signing from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
There is currently a lack of concrete regulations in New York while the Hemp Bill is awaiting approval from Governor Andrew Cuomo. At present, the New York State Departments of Health and Agriculture are implementing a catch-all enforcement strategy to prevent unlawful CBD products from being sold.
What is CBD?
The 2018 Farm Bill re-classified hemp as an agricultural commodity and made its cultivation federally legal. Further, the act removed some forms of cannabis from Schedule 1 status by creating a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, and marijuana refers to cannabis with more than 0.3% THC. This distinction in federal law effectively legalized CBD that is derived from cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, as long as it has been cultivated according to federal and state regulations.
Licensing for hemp growers, manufacturers, extractors, and retailers will change under the 2019 Hemp Bill. The bill is yet to be enacted, but provides specific guidelines for growers, manufacturers, and extractors of industrial hemp. All applicants will have background checks performed to confirm they are of good moral character, and possess sufficient experience and competence to farm hemp.
Only individuals who hold a valid New York State Medical Marijuana Program card can legally access CBD derived from cannabis. Medical cannabis has been legal in New York since 2014. Cannabis remains illegal for adult use in New York, although marijuana possession was decriminalized to an extent in August 2019. Penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana have been reduced, and those with existing possession convictions may have their convictions expunged.