Hemp holdout Texas is taking a big step toward embracing the federally legal plant, with one agency announcing a rule change to remove the plant from the state’s definition of marijuana.
But entrepreneurs hoping that Texas will allow a hemp industry before federal agencies take action say that the April 5 change isn’t enough to allow the booming industry to take root in the nation’s second-largest state.
The change was quietly announced earlier this month, when the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) added a notice to a state register that it would amend its definition of marijuana to carve out hemp with no more than 0.3% THC.
The agency said the change would align Texas’ definitions with the new federal standard adopted in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Hemp activists applauded the change, noting that the agency changing its definition was the same one that said last year it would yank CBD products off shelves.
That crackdown was put on hold pending a legal review.
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SB 116 (Sen. Jose Menendez) — Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.
Head on over to https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/html/SB00116I.htm to view Texas Bill 86(R) SB 116
Is CBD legal in Texas? Yes and No.
Here’s how to buy CBD oil in Texas in 2018 — legally.
Is CBD legal in Texas? This is one of those questions where the answer to which depends on who you ask and how you frame the question.
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Take a trip down the aisle of the nearest Whole Foods Market and it won’t take long to fill a shopping basket with products trumpeting the health and beauty benefits of a commodity Texas farmers are forbidden to grow: hemp.
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Here is the list of activities for the Texas Marijuana Policy Conference the weekend of August 11-12th.
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Farmers in Texas are well positioned to be top producers of what’s poised to become the next major U.S. cash crop — hemp — but only if state lawmakers let them, advocates told a legislative committee at the Capitol on Tuesday.
“Texas could lead the nation’s hemp economy,” said Shawn Hauser, a representative of the American Hemp Campaign. “It’s jobs, family farms and economic growth. It’s just common sense” to legalize the crop in Texas.
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