WARWICK – Until now, New York State did not allow CBD to be infused in food and drink, but with a change in the rules, the production business on a former state prison site in Warwick will see a major boost.
State Senator Jen Metzger (D, Rosendale) told a briefing at the Warwick site on Tuesday that the new guidelines from Albany will mean growth for the CBD industry.
“That legislation initially included beverages; it allowed CBD infused beverages, but we ultimately couldn’t get agreement from the governor’s office and it wasn’t initially included,” she said. “The incredibly exciting news I’m sharing with you today is that it is back in. Food and infused beverages will be allowed.”
Meanwhile, Urban Extracts, Rogowski Farms, and Hillview Med announced a new partnership in which locally grown and processed hemp will be sourced for a CBD-infused seltzer, “Kalo,” to be distributed by Pepsi.