Kansas, New York Update Hemp Regulations: Week in Review
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Kansas, New York Update Hemp Regulations: Week in Review

Kansas has transferred hemp processing regulatory authority to the state fire marshal.

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June 5, 2021

This week, Hemp Grower took a closer look at two states that have recently changed their hemp regulations: New York and Kansas.

Over in New York, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) has released proposed changes to the hemp program in response to requests from hemp growers, processors and other industry stakeholders. The proposed changes include expanding the list of products hemp retailers can sell, prohibiting delta-8 THC and delta-10 THC production “through isomerization,” and putting an age limit on CBD products. The proposed regulations will be open for a public comment period. Read more

In Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly recently signed into law House Bill 2244, making several changes to the state’s hemp program. Chief among those changes is transferring hemp processing regulatory authority over to the state fire marshal’s office—a move meant to include law enforcement more heavily throughout the supply chain. The law also allows full-spectrum hemp products to enter the market. Read more

Meanwhile, Charlotte’s Web and University of Colorado Boulder’s REACH (Research and Education Addressing Cannabis and Health) Center have partnered to investigate how the company’s full-spectrum impact anxiety and sleep quality. Read more

In other news, former Cresco Labs President Joe Caltabiano, who recently launched a $100 million SPAC for purchasing cannabis companies, wrote a column outlining four strategies companies can take to get acquired. Read more