We knew it was coming, but it’s now official: Governor Abbott signed the bipartisan bill today that makes it legal to produce, process and sell hemp products — including CBD oil — in Texas. Effective immediately, the bill offers a huge boost to Texas hemp farmers and to consumers who look to CBD as a natural healing aid for a wide array of ailments, from anxiety to epilepsy.
What exactly does the law allow?
The new law allows Texas to set up a federally-approved program for farmers to grow hemp as an industrial crop, including procedures for sampling, inspection and testing. In addition, it expands the kind of hemp products that can be legally purchased in Texas to include any hemp or hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% of THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. This includes cannabidiol – or CBD.
While Texans have been able to purchase oils, tinctures and other CBD products on shelves for several years, those that contain even trace amounts of THC were technically illegal in the state. However, now, as long as these products are derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% THC and meet labeling and quality standards, they’re legal.
Is marijuana still illegal in Texas?
YES, marijuana is still illegal in Texas for both recreational and medicinal purposes. However, CBD, with its miniscule amount of THC, still provides many of the same natural healing properties – without making one high.
What are the forms of CBD?
There are a number of forms of CBD, including oils, edibles, vapes, smokeables, and more. CBD oil is the most popular today, although edibles like gummies and chocolate are rapidly increasing in popularity. CBD oil comes in a variety of forms, including softgel capsules, tinctures, and under –the-tongue sprays. Some forms of CBD oil can also be applied directly to the skin, in the form of products such as creams, lotions and salves.
Where can I purchase CBD in Texas?
The larger cities in Texas – including Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Houston – are already seeing a steady increase in CBD retailers where you can purchase a variety of CBD products.
If there is not a CBD retailer close to you, your best bet is to purchase from a credible online store like ours at Texas CBD Emporium. We offer a wide array of CBD products from some of the best CBD makers out there! From tinctures and edibles — to vape liquids, topical body products and even CBD water — we offer the best selection of products available and we’re always here to help!
Stay tuned to this website for more information, education and product news on all things CBD-related in Texas!