Texas has some of the countries cruelest and stupidest drug laws. However, as of June 14, 2019 they are a little less stupid with the signing of House Bill 1325 that legalizes Hemp in Texas. Marijuana is still illegal, what’s the difference? Basically, it’s the THC-level.
What is Hemp in Texas?
House Bill 1325 defines “hemp”as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
That’s .3% THC, not 3%, which is just too much freedom for Texans to handle. If you have over .3% then your cannabis is marijuana, which is still very much illegal thanks to the Big Government Social Conservatives who hate the idea of not arresting their neighbors for weed.
What does this mean for Texans? Two things 1. It’s going to open up the CBD market, which had been a legal grey area with LEOs wasting time arresting people for CBD products.
2. We are going to see a robust market for industrial hemp in Texas with farmers adding a valuable source of revenue.