June 12, 2019
Texas Governor Greg Abbott affixed his signature to House Bill 125, which allows Texas farmers to legally cultivate hemp as a crop in the state. The law received bipartisan support in the state Legislature, and goes into effect immediately. The law also allows the state to set up a federally-approved program, allowing farmers to grow the product as an industrial crop. Hemp cultivation in the U.S. was legalized in 2018.
Meanwhile, Texas residents can purchase hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants, and this includes cannabidiol or CBD products. Previous to the bill’s passage, while CBD goods were legal for sale in Texas, those containing even trace amounts of THC were not.
Marijuana still remains illegal in Texas.
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