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Processing of cannabinoid hemp and hemp extract
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 33-B
* § 3398-n. Processing of cannabinoid hemp and hemp extract. 1. No
processor shall sell or agree to sell or deliver in the state any
cannabinoid hemp, hemp extract or product derived therefrom, used for
human consumption, except in sealed containers containing quantities in
accordance with size standards pursuant to rules adopted by the
commissioner. Such containers shall have affixed thereto such labels as
may be required by the rules of the department.

2. Processors shall take such steps necessary to ensure that the
cannabinoid hemp or hemp extract used in their processing operation has
only been grown with pesticides that are registered by the department of
environmental conservation or that specifically meet the United States
environmental protection agency registration exemption criteria for
minimum risk, used in compliance with rules, regulations, standards and
guidelines issued by the department of environmental conservation for

3. All cannabinoid hemp, hemp extract and products derived therefrom
used for human consumption shall be extracted and processed in
accordance with good manufacturing processes pursuant to Part 117 or
Part 111 of title 21 of the code of federal regulations, as may be
defined, modified and decided upon by the commissioner in rules or

4. As necessary to protect human health, the department shall have the
authority to: (a) regulate and prohibit specific ingredients, excipients
or methods used in processing cannabinoid hemp, hemp extract and
products derived therefrom; and (b) prohibit, or expressly allow,
certain products or product classes derived from cannabinoid hemp or
hemp extract, to be processed.

* NB Repealed 6 months after the full cannabis control board created
by Article 2 of the cannabis law has been appointed