These amendments add a new Part 1005 to Title 10 (Health) of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, regulating the processing and retail sale of cannabinoid hemp in New York State.

For the consumer, the biggest change is a clarification in the murky rules on edible and drinkable CBD. Since last summer, state regulators have declared CBD to be illegal in food or drink, but some products, especially those made out of state, have still made it to the shelves.

The new rules were set by the State Department of Health based a bill signed into law late last year. In addition to the ban on CBD and other extracts in alcoholic beverages, they include:

· No CBD product can be sold if it contains more than 0.3% THC (that’s the psychoactive agent that creates the “high” in marijuana, a relative of hemp).

· No individual food or beverage product can contain more than 25 miligrams of hemp-extracted cannabinoids per serving. (In supplements such as salves or tinctures, the product can contain up to 3,000 miligrams).

Here’s the document in full