A looming legal challenge to Texas’ ban on smokable hemp sales has been delayed until March.
Travis County District Court Judge Livingston rescheduled the smokable hemp ban hearing back to March 22, 2021. The hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 1.
The ban took effect in August but hasn’t been enforced. Livingston blocked enforcement until the matter could be resolved in court.
The Texas dispute is the first attempt to challenge a smokable hemp ban through state courts, rather than the federal judiciary.
A lawsuit challenging a similar ban in Indiana is pending in that state’s federal system.