Texas Hemp Business & Legal News


Is CBD retail ‘essential’? Shuttered hemp retailers fight to stay open alongside grocery, marijuana stores

Hemp production has been classified as “essential” by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic. But the classification doesn’t extend to retailers selling hemp and CBD — and some retailers told to shut down during the coronavirus response are asking authorities to reconsider and designate them “essential” businesses. They point out that many states classify medical […]

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Texas CBD shop offers extra social distancing with drone delivery

A CBD store in Texas has started a drone delivery service to adhere to social distancing measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. John Elmore, the owner of Green Cross CBD in Austin, told broadcaster KTBC that he was sterilizing products and offering curbside pickup before he started drone deliveries. “I was able […]

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Denver CBD maker opens Texas distribution center

A Denver CBD maker has opened a new fulfillment center in Dallas. CBD 100% Relief, which makes white-label CBD products and sells its own brand of CBD tinctures, creams and roll-ons online, announced Wednesday that it chose the Dallas-area for a new fulfillment center. The fulfillment center employs 12 people. Company CEO Daniel Sandoval said […]

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Texas opens applications for 2020 hemp production

Texas has opened applications to grow and process hemp in the nation’s second-largest state. But state agriculture agronomists are warning that Texans shouldn’t look to wetter states like Kentucky and Oregon to predict production. The applications opened Monday and come with $100 application fees $100 licensing fees $300 sampling and testing fees A recent report […]

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Delaware, Nebraska, Texas win USDA hemp approval

Delaware, Nebraska and Texas are the latest states to win federal approval for their plans to regulate hemp in 2020. Four American Indian tribes also were greenlighted Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The states join Louisiana, Ohio and New Jersey with federal permission to take the lead in overseeing hemp in 2020. […]

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Truck driver considers suit against Texas cops after wrongful stops for hemp

A Florida truck driver who was stopped twice last month driving hemp from California to New York is now considering a lawsuit against Texas authorities who jailed him and charged him with felony possession of marijuana. Aneudy Gonzales was stopped for a traffic violation near Conway, Texas, on Dec. 5. Texas Highway Patrol seized roughly 3,350 […]

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Greed, backstabbing and ‘Frankenstein contracts’ in the hemp landscape: Q&A with cannabis attorney Lisa Pittman

Hemp might be legal now, but more and more hemp companies are finding themselves in court. That’s because the booming industry has attracted a mix of new entrepreneurs and get-rich-quick scam artists looking to take advantage of a new market with few established players. Making matters more complicated for hemp businesses is the fact that many […]

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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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