On December 9, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that creates a comprehensive regulatory system governing the state’s industrial hemp and CBD markets. It brings to end a period of ambiguity as to the status of hemp products generated and sold outside of New York’s industrial hemp program, but still leaves
Last month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced a series of 15 listening sessions about cannabis legalization (including one in Manhattan last week) to hear public comment through October. Cuomo’s new approach contrasts with the process that resulted in enactment of the Compassionate Care Act, New York’s medical-use-only statute, in 2014. At that time, during
[Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part review regarding the status of adult-use legalization in New York State in light of the governor’s commissioned report by the Department of Health. Part 1 can be viewed here.] On July 13, the New York State Department of Health released a comprehensive report to Governor Andrew Cuomo stating that the
[Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part review regarding the status of adult-use legalization in New York State in light of the governor’s commissioned report by the Department of Health. The second segment will run in this space tomorrow.] On July 13, the New York State Department of Health released a comprehensive report to Governor Andrew
By Noah Potter, Esq., Hoban Law Group In his 2018 State of the State address on January 16, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called upon state legislators to fund a study of the effect of cannabis legalization upon the state. Recognizing that Massachusetts has legalized cannabis and New Jersey may soon do so (without mentioning
Back in October of 2012 I published an explanation of the DEA’s legal justification for permanent cannabis prohibition and how to attack it. I explained that the DEA misconstrues the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”), the federal statute that governs cannabis, in order to stop any attempt to move cannabis out of Schedule I, the complete-prohibition category in the CSA.