Amid the industrial glare of LED grow lights, thousands of visitors converged on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this week for the sixth annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo to get a glimpse of the future — at least according to those hoping to cash in on what analysts predict will grow into an $80 billion industry within the next 10 years.

Over 180 companies from around the world came to show their wares — everything from CBD-laced dog treats to skateboards made from hemp — but the exhibits also illustrated the difficulties businesses face in navigating a global patchwork of laws when it comes to marijuana legalization, especially in New York, one of the 40 states where recreational marijuana is not legal.

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Hemp Extract Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Hemp Extract Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo finally signed the hemp extract bill into law this week. The legislation is intended to set a framework for growers and processors in the state as well as to protect consumers. The manufacturing and label standards for hemp extracted products have been...

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