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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 […]
July 10, 2020

Introducing Informed Texas’ Newest Director:
Corinne Wilder

Foundation for an Informed Texas is proud to welcome Corrine Wilder to our Board of Directors! Corrine is VP of Global Commercial Operations with Fluence. She has spent her career fusing her childhood love for science with the rigors of international business development. We look forward to creating pertinent content on horticulture and sustainability with Corrine...
July 10, 2020

Introducing Informed Texas’ New Medical Director:
Wendy Askew, MD

Foundation for an Informed Texas is proud to welcome Wendy Askew, MD to our Board of Directors! Dr. Wendy Askew is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She is also board-certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Dr Askew participated in our...
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. […]