Call to Action: HB 3948

HB 3948 will be heard in the Senate Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on May 18th at 8am in 2E.20. The House version which is industry supported has made its way to the Senate to continue the legislative process.

There will be a committee substitute that will address a BAN on Delta 8, Delta 10 and any future intoxicating cannabinoid.

How can you help? Show up to the hearing tomorrow at 8am and register to testify on HB 3948. Express your concerns and have the members of the committee hear them directly from you! For written testimony, provide 10 hard copies of your testimony to the clerk during tomorrow's hearing.

Hearing Details:

COMMITTEE: Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 PLACE: 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.)

CHAIR: Senator Charles Perry

Also, you can call the members of the Senate Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and your local State Senator to express your concerns. Click here to the names and phone numbers who represent you. Click here for information on the Senate Committee. Click on each name to find their contact information.

See this example for your phone call:

Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] calling from [CITY]. I’d like to speak with someone about HB 3948 and the committee substitute that would ban certain hemp derived products? I’m calling to express my concern with the committee substitute and it's ban on Delta 8, Delta 10 and any future intoxicating cannabinoid. This addition to the legislation could effect numerous jobs, our economy and new industry. With new cannabinoids being discovered daily, we do not want to tie the hand of our industry but setting a precedence that has not yet to be set by the federal government. This product is hemp derived and benefits many businesses and consumers. Will you please send my concerns to the Senator? Thank you and have a nice day.

We ask that you stay respectful and professional as you call offices and testify.

As well, join the Texas Hemp Coalition to stay in the know of all upcoming regulatory issues. Click here to join!

About the Texas Hemp Coalition

The Texas Hemp Coalition’s goal is to provide industry specific information to growers, processors and entities that will be involved in the Texas Hemp Industry. We will serve as an advocacy, educational and networking liaison to reputable entities within the hemp industry.