Hemp Production Now Legal in Texas
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a new legislation that will allow farmers to grow hemp and hemp-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive component of cannabis. The law, which was passed on June 10, goes into effect immediately. While, the new legislation allows farmers to grow products that contain no more than 0.3% THC.
According to the law, the Texas Department of Agriculture will regulate farmers’ hemp-growing processes by conducting inspections, fee collections and licenses, the report said.
The law also allows retailers to sell hemp-based products as long as they don’t contain more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis. Retailers must also register their hemp and CBD products with the Texas Department of State Health Services, according to the Dallas Morning News.