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TEXAS: CANNABIS AND THE LAW

TEXAS: CANNABIS AND THE LAW


It's no news that cannabis laws are constantly changing. We recognize that it may be tough to navigate these changes. But fear not, we're here to tell you what's happening out there firsthand. Today, we'll be covering Texas laws on cannabis. So, sit back and read along as we cover what you need to know! But remember, you should still check your local laws to ensure you’re always up to date on any new or changing regulations.


CBD & HEMP


You may have noticed CBD products popping up all over Texas and the internet lately, and you may be wondering whether it is even legal in your state. To sum up, because of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived products fall into the legal category in Texas. 


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance derived from the cannabis plant. It has different psychoactive properties than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). And the law defines Hemp as cannabis with a Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of less than 0.3% by dry weight - which is what all of our HoneySuckle products abide by. 



MEDICAL CANNABIS USE


Currently, the use of medical cannabis (i.e. medical marijuana) is limited to people with certain medical conditions. The Texas Department of Public Safety manages access to medical marijuana through the State's Compassionate-Use Program.



COMPASSIONATE-USE PROGRAM 


Since 2015, the program has allowed qualified physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis products to patients with certain medical conditions like PTSD, epilepsy, and cancer. It started for epilepsy patients, but the number of medical conditions eligible for the program has significantly increased over the last few years.



DELTA-8 THC NEWS 


The Texas Department of State Health Services recently updated its consumable hemp program and classified Delta-8 as a Schedule I controlled substance - aka illegal. However, a lawsuit is currently in the courts to determine the legal status of Delta-8 THC in Texas. While the case proceeds, Delta-8 was removed from the list of controlled substances.


Regarding federal law, in August 2020, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency removed hemp from the list of controlled substances, provided it has less than 0.3% Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol by dry weight. 


If you're interested in learning more about what Delta-8 THC is, make sure to check out What are Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC? 



Well, that's all for cannabis law in Texas for now! But as a rule of thumb, always check your state's website for the most current information. And remember to consult your doctor before making any medical decision. 



Ready to learn even more? Click here to check out some of our CBD, Delta-8, and Delta-9 hemp-derived products, plus our 3rd party test results.



Our products have not been evaluated by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any illnesses or diseases. All products are compliant with the 2018 US Farm Bill and contain under 0.3% THC.


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