This week Texas had a big breakthrough with cannabis legalization. Texas’s current medical marijuana program is one of the most constricting in the nation. However, hemp and hemp-based products are now legal and able to be sold in stores. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill legalizing the production.
This bill really helps clarify what is legal and what remains not. Explaining that cannabinol (CBD) hemp products are legal as long as they contain 0.3 percent or less THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is property inside cannabis that gets you “stoned.” Products containing over that THC percentage will still remain illegal.
As of now, regulations are still some months away. This has led to officials expressing CBD users to take caution purchasing products. Not all the products on the market have accurate labeling due to not having a solid regulatory foundation set in place yet. Many products on the market have been found out in regard to not actually containing ingredients claimed to be. Picking the right brands with good reputations is key for quality.
Texas’s Department of Agriculture has 90 days to submit a plan for approval to the secretary US Department Agriculture. The regulation is likely to include things like creating a hemp grower’s license program, allowing random inspections and testing of hemp crops by the Departments of Agriculture and Public Safety, and setting parameters for packaging and labeling.
Differences between CBD Oil Laws & Current Medical Marijuana Program
The thing is there isn’t too much of a difference between the two. The marijuana oil now available to patients allowed by the Compassionate Use program contains 0.5 percent THC. The CBD oil that is being allowed contains 0.3 percent or less. The difference between the approved marijuana oil is minuscule.
What this means for stores that sell CBD
Stores selling CBD hemp products will now be able to legitimately setup shop and sell products. As long as the products sold are high-quality, labeled accurately, and follow regulatory guidelines, stores in Texas should have no issues. Providing great customer service and high-quality products is what every CBD company’s main goals should be.
What this means for us
Due to the growing demand in CBD in Texas, we have decided to open our third store location in San Antonio. Now, with CBD legalization more clarified, we decided this would be a perfect location to open in next. We are looking forward to helping the great people of San Antonio receive access to more natural remedies.
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A Purple Heart decorated disabled veteran, Sean Worsley has just been released from an Alabama State prison last week on parole after serving eight months out of a five-year sentence.
The Iraq War veterans’ trouble with the law started in August 2016 when he stopped at an Alabama gas station while driving to North Carolina to help his grandmother relocate after a hurricane. At the station, police asked Worsley and his wife to turn down their car stereo, and although they complied, the cops searched their car. Inside, they found a prescription bottle filled with medical marijuana.
With Cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining widespread popularity around the world, and an increasing acceptability as a potent medicinal intervention, it is only natural to find products that do not live up to the acceptable standards of quality.
Certainly, the market is flooded with substandard products but knowing what to look out for in a high quality CBD product would require some special knowledge.
Looking to buy CBD? Here are 7 sure signs to know if your CBD is of high quality.
There are many derivatives from the cannabis plant but the ones that have caught the eyes of many are CBD and THC. CBD is renowned for its outstanding therapeutic benefits and the fact that it won’t get you high, which is unlike Delta-9 THC that although, renowned, is often the subject of deep disagreements owing to its psychotropic tendencies.
We’re certain you have heard of Delta-9 THC, but what about Delta-8? Delta-8 is gaining momentum amongst cannabis enthusiasts as well, but many are still at a loss as to what it is and how it differs from Delta-9 THC.