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State health department releases proposed hemp extract industry regulations

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(WBNG) -- The New York State Department of Health released proposed regulations for the hemp extract industry Tuesday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation for this happen in December 2019. Since then, regulations were something businesses and lawmakers have been calling for.

According to Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, this begins a public comment period. The period goes until Jan. 11 2021.

In a statement went to 12 News, Lupardo said:

“The much anticipated hemp extract regulations will be filed with the NYS Register on November 10 and are available for review on the DOH website. With these regulations, we have the ability to create a consumer-friendly, national model. While we are still reviewing these regulations, we are happy with the inclusion of extracts in food and beverage. However, the ban on the sale of CBD flower is already a cause of concern for us and for existing businesses with established product lines. We strongly encourage all parties to actively participate in the 60 day public comment period, so that issues and concerns can be expressed.

You can find the full list of regulations by clicking here.

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