December 20, 2019 Articles

Is Hemp the New “Flower” of Texas?

A quick guide to hemp laws in the Lone Star State.

By Karen L. Hart
Under federal and Texas law, legal hemp is now carved out of the definitions of marijuana, an illegal controlled substance.

Under federal and Texas law, legal hemp is now carved out of the definitions of marijuana, an illegal controlled substance.

On June 10, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1325 (HB1325) into law. HB 1325 authorizes the production, manufacture, inspection and retail sale of hemp crops and products, including cannabidiol (CBD), in Texas, subject to statutory and forthcoming regulatory requirements, a small sampling of which are discussed in this article.

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