State Cannabis Control Board approves new rules for hemp products

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(WIVB) – New York State is creating new regulations for legal marijuana.

The Cannabis Control Board met Wednesday. It approved rules for manufacturing, testing, and packaging hemp products, including CBD products.

The new regulations are now in effect.

Businesses have six months to get in line with the new regulations.

The chairman of the cannabis board says in a statement “We are working as quickly as we can to build a new, safe industry that promotes public health and grows our economy”.

You can find more information here.

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