by Texas Normal
Last year, both the state and federal governments legalized low-THC (.3%) cannabis, defining it as hemp. Consumable hemp is now completely legal to possess and use, including oils, edibles, hemp flower, and vape cartridges. These products are widely available throughout the state and have been a blessing to many Texans who can benefit from cannabis, but do not qualify to participate in the Compassionate Use Program.
In December, we reported that draft rules proposed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) would ban in-state retail sales of consumable hemp products intended for smoking, with a definition that includes vaping.
On May 8, DSHS moved forward with formally proposing these rules, including the following restriction:
§300.104.Manufacture, Processing, Distribution, and Retail Sale of Hemp Products for Smoking. <The manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited.