The Texas Department of State and Health Services officials have released rules entailing that the ban of retail sale, processing and manufacturing of smokable hemp products will become effective on August 2, 2020.
HB 1325 which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbot after the 86th Texas Legislative Session gives retailers 60 days to register their business with DSHS after the rules become effective. Registration is required to sell all hemp products.
If retailers do not comply, the enforcement process by the state agency will be like other programs in that all firms subject to enforcement will be afforded due process. Escalated enforcement could include administrative penalties or license/registration revocation, as described by DSHS.
The Texas Hemp Coalition encourages all retailers to comply with the regulations as described in the adopted rules: https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/regviewer$ext.RegPage?sl=R&app=1&p_dir=&p_rloc=379386&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_reg=379386&ti=25&pt=1&ch=300&rl=104&issue=07/24/2020&z_chk=4871719&z_contains=hemp^^^
This is an imperative law that is necessary in order for your hemp business to be in compliance. For more information, visit the Texas Department of State and Health Services.
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.