New York’s Hashish Management Board (CCB) held its third assembly yesterday, November 3, 2021. As would be the case with all CCB conferences, it was broadcast reside and a transcript of the assembly shall be revealed right here.
We had been fairly clear with what we had been hoping for popping out of the CCB’s third assembly and Chairwoman Tremaine Wright’s assertion that adult-use licenses is not going to be issued for 18 months: clarification on the licensure timeline (i.e. when guidelines and rules shall be launched). That didn’t occur.
The CCB and the Workplace of Hashish Administration (OCM) did nevertheless make a number of noteworthy bulletins, most notably implementing New York’s cannabinoid hemp guidelines and rules. The CCB additionally authorised numerous extra staffing hires. Particulars to come back on the hires.
By way of the cannabinoid hemp program, the CCB targeted on highlighting this system aims, notably making a complete regulatory scheme and establishing client protections primarily based on its guidelines and rules for testing and packaging, amongst different issues.
The CCB additionally introduced future edits to the cannabinoid hemp rules:
- Altering the serving per milligram cap for dietary complement cannabinoid hemp merchandise from 75 mg to 100 mg;
- Eradicating the requirement that cannabinoid hemp merchandise be shelf steady;
- Growing the suitable THC focus of middleman hemp extract from 3% THC to five% THC;
- Permitting out-of-state producers to omit the label warning that the product might trigger a client to fail a drug check;
- Establishing a course of for small hemp farmers to affordably course of and manufacture their very own product;
- Transferring the cannabinoid hemp testing limits from regulation to a steerage doc;
- Modifying the requirement to listing the milligrams of complete THC per serving and per bundle on cannabinoid hemp product labeling;
- Requiring cannabinoid hemp processors to incorporate on the label the state(s) the place the hemp used to fabricate the product was sourced from; and
- Defining “craft” hashish to ban promoting and advertising from processors who don’t meet the definition.
Two different notes. First, the authorized sale of Delta 8 cannabinoid hemp was NOT licensed by the handed rules and shall be a part of the adult-use guidelines and rules.
Second, sarcastically, the CCB famous that one of many causes the cannabinoid hemp guidelines and rules handed so rapidly was as a result of the CCB “didn’t have to reinvent the wheel.” Given the will to cross these rules, the CCB’s sensible strategy to rulemaking for cannabinoid hemp makes a ton of sense.
After all, this plan of action with respect to cannabinoid hemp calls into query why it will take 18 months from now to difficulty adult-use licenses when all the details about what has labored and never labored in different states with respect to adult-use hashish rules is available. We might hope that the CCB takes a equally sensible strategy to the adult-use hashish guidelines and rules.
Wish to hear extra and meet some Canna Legislation Weblog staff members in individual? My esteemed colleague Nathalie Bougenies and I shall be internet hosting a Canna Legislation Weblog glad hour on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Churchill’s Tavern (particulars right here) and talking on the CWCBExpo in New York Metropolis on Friday, November 5, 2021 (particulars right here). Hope to see you there.