Texas Hemp Business & Legal News

Texas looks to join national hemp boom

Texas should join the hemp craze, according to the top agriculture official in the largest state not to allow cultivation of the plant. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is calling on the U.S. Congress to lift limitations on hemp farming, The Dallas Morning News reports. “This is all about taking the shackles off the American […]

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‘One day you’re legal, the next day you’re not’: Confusion from spotty CBD enforcement

CBD producers and retailers in some of the nation’s largest markets say they’re pressing on despite hostile statements from their state regulators that CBD won’t be allowed. Bans in several markets have largely been met with spotty enforcement, CBD entrepreneurs say, and the impact to business has been mixed. Ohio is one of the latest […]

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Texas backs off CBD ban, but keeps option open

The Texas Department of State Health Services is pausing its proposal to ban over-the-counter CBD food products and supplements, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The agency now says it will delay implementing the CBD ban until it consults with law enforcement about the legality of cannabidiol.

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Texas announces CBD crackdown, threatens to pull products from shelves

Texas health authorities announced a proposal to yank CBD products from shelves even if they contain no THC and aren’t marijuana derivatives. The announcement by the Texas Department of State Health Services comes after the state began a limited CBD-only medical marijuana program late last year. So far, only three producers have been licensed to […]

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CBD sales begin in Texas’ restrictive industry

Texas now has at least one registered CBD patient. According to a news release, Cansortium Texas – which does business as Knox Medical in the town of Schulenburg – made its first actual sale on Thursday to the family of a 6-year-old girl with intractable epilepsy. “The wait for medical cannabis is finally over,” Knox […]

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Texas CBD program stalls as growers produce oils but have no patients

Texas’ long-awaited CBD program is underway. Sort of. The nation’s second-most populous state has a limited CBD program, three licensed growers and plants harvested. But Texas has no patients just yet, a signal that the state’s elaborate hurdles are blocking consumers from accessing marijuana-derived medicine even if it’s a cannabidiol product low in THC. “We […]

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Texas authorities won’t act against pharmacy selling hemp oil products

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opted against pursuing legal action against an Austin pharmacy that sold products crafted from hemp oil, citing “ambiguities” over the status of CBD products under state law. The decision spurred one statewide hemp industry advocacy group to renew calls for Texas legislators to clarify laws around the cultivation, […]

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