Texas Hemp Business & Legal News

Texas hemp legalization awaits governor’s pen

Lawmakers in the nation’s second-largest state have agreed to allow hemp cultivation, putting Texas one signature away from joining at least 42 other states to allow commercial hemp farming. The Texas measure, which passed unanimously in the state House and Senate, would not only legalize CBD in the state but would also allow the cannabinoid to […]

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Texas Senate unanimously approves industrial hemp, CBD legislation

The push to legalize hemp and CBD products in Texas cleared another legislative hurdle with the state Senate’s unanimous approval of a bill to allow production and sales. The proposed Texas hemp bill, which also passed unanimously in the state House last month, would not only legalize CBD in the state but would also allow […]

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Texas House gives hemp legalization initial OK, boosting odds for commercial industry

A Texas proposal to open the nation’s second-largest state to the hemp farming boom could soon become a reality after House legislators gave the idea an important thumbs-up Tuesday. The legislation positions Texas to join at least 42 other states with legal hemp production. The measure passed without objection in a preliminary House vote, meaning […]

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Texas loosens state-level hemp ban, but uncertainty remains

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 […]

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States get busy on hemp as USDA delays national hemp rules until 2020

Energized by the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and places federal regulatory authority with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), states have been readying their hemp cultivation regulatory plans for approval. But those next steps were put on hold on this week when the USDA confirmed it will not […]

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Nasdaq accepts Canadian company planning to grow hemp in Texas

Village Farms International, a Canadian company that’s adding U.S. hemp to its business producing greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers, has graduated to the Nasdaq exchange. The company says it will leave the over-the-counter markets – where it trades as VFFIF – and list on the Nasdaq Capital Market as VFF. A date for the […]

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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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