Texas to Remove CBD From Texas’ Controlled Substances ListSite Editor
The state of Texas is taking a big step toward legitimizing the use of CBD oils.
It’s removing hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances on April 5.
As you might remember, a few months ago, the Hemp Roundtable’s intrepid attorneys at Frost Brown Todd identified a provision buried in the statutes of more than a dozen states – stating when there was a federal de-classification of a drug, the state must follow suit.
This led to an obvious conclusion – hemp should be removed from drug control in these states.
This week, The Hemp Roundtable heard back from the Texas Health and Human Services commission. Their Commissioner reviewed their letter and agreed: and on March 15, he filed a regulatory amendment declassifying hemp as a controlled substance.
Dr. Hellerstedt has forwarded your letter dated February 1, 2019 on behalf of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable regarding the scheduling of hemp, to me for response. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been reviewing the 2018 Farm Bill, its scope and our obligations, including the removal of hemp from the schedule of controlled substances.
Based on requirements in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the Farm Bill) and Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481, DSHS Commissioner,
Dr. John Hellerstedt signed an amendment to the Texas schedules of controlled substances, removing hemp from the schedules. The descheduling is co
Jax Finkel, Executive Director for Texas NORML says. “To clarify, the legal impacts are still being discussed but it appears that this move makes hemp products already being sold legal and applies pressure to the legislature to create a farming program to submit to the USDA. The 2018 Farm Bill requires farmers grow under a state sanctioned program,”
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has authored an amendment to the Texas schedule of controlled substances that removes hemp from the list. Legislation would be needed to address consumer protection and regulation.https://t.co/ciwEKwCB5c pic.twitter.com/OQaInbpC4a
— Texas NORML (@TexasNORML) March 20, 2019