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July 23, 2020

How do Texans apply for a hemp manufacturing license?

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the final rules that will govern the manufacture of consumable hemp products in Texas, which go into effect on August 2, 2020. DSHS will be using an online process for both licensing of consumable hemp manufacturers and distributors and registration of retail sellers of consumable hemp products containing CBD. During the rule adoption period, DSHS will accept applications for Consumable Hemp Product licenses. Licenses will not be issued until after the rules become effective. An online application can be started by going to Business and Professional Licenses. Applicants can use this helpful checklist to account for and submit all items required for the application.   Applications for retailers to register with DSHS will be available as soon as rules are effective. Retailers […]
July 21, 2020

Final Rules: Manufacturing Texas Consumable Hemp Products

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the final rules that will govern the manufacture of consumable hemp products in Texas. These rules will go into effect on August 2, 2020. The biggest thing to note is that the rules explicitly prohibits the manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking. 1690 commenters contacted DSHS to opposed this prohibition. The reasons commenters gave for opposition to the prohibition of the retail sale of smokable hemp products contained included: A deleterious effect on the overall Consumable Hemp Product business in Texas, particularly on those businesses already selling the products. A negative impact on individuals who depend on smoking for rapid delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) to relieve medical conditions. Lack of […]
June 1, 2020

Texas Hemp Seed Certification Standards

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) adopts hemp seed certification standards. Read the amendments to Title 4.
May 11, 2020

Texas Consumable Hemp Product Rules Open for Formal Comment

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the newest iteration of their proposed rules for consumable hemp products. They are asking for formal comments on these rules be submitted by the 6/8/20 deadline. It is expected that final rules will take effect in July with the earliest possible date of adoption being early June. We suggest that you read the proposed rules. Then you can submit any thoughtful feedback you have to DSHS by emailing [email protected] (Learn more about formal comments.) A few things of note from the proposed rules: The manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited. Requires consumable hemp products license before engaging in manufacture, processing or distributing consumable hemp and hemp derived products. […]