New TX Hemp Rules Take Effect 8/1
Retail Licensing & Product Labeling Requirements Among Major Provisions
The Texas Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) has adopted final regulations governing the cultivation of hemp in Texas, as well as the manufacture, processing, distribution and retail sale of hemp-derived products.
The regulations were posted in the
on July 24 and take effect on Monday Aug. 3.
The rules were adopted to implement the provisions of HB 1325, signed into law on June 10
Under the new rules, products derived from hemp, including any products containing cannabidiol (CBD) at concentrations of .03 percent or less, are classified by DSHS as consumable products. The sale of these products ̶ defined as “
food, drugs, cosmetics, and devices containing hemp or one or more hemp-derived cannabinoids
” ̶ in Texas requires a retail license issued by DSHS.