New York Gov. Signs Bill to Encourage Hemp-Based Construction

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill amending part of New York’s agriculture law to encourage the incorporation of hemp products into various industries such as construction, packaging, and others, Marijuana Moment reports.

Introduced by state Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D), Senate Bill S8496 prioritizes the research, funding, and business development of hemp-based packaging, food, fiber, construction materials, and cannabinoids. Specifically, the bill mandates the New York agriculture commissioner to consult with the New York State Hemp Workgroup and other industry stakeholders in investigating the use of industrial hemp-based products like biodegradable plastics, paper, and hempcrete.

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