Texas Hemp Regulations are here and Texas regulators are asking for formal comments on these rules to be submitted by the 6/8/20 deadline. It is anticipated that final rules will take effect in July with the earliest possible date of adoption being early June.
Highlights 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 the manufacture, processing, or distributing consumable hemp and hemp-derived products.
- These licenses are valid for one year and will cost $250 per facility.
- Require retailers to obtain licenses in order to sell consumable hemp products.
- These licenses are valid for one year and will cost $150 per location.
- Requires all hemp or hemp derivatives to be tested by an accredited lab to determine:
- Presence and concentration of cannabinoids (including THC, which must measure 0.3% or less)
- Presence or quantity of residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, and harmful pathogens
- Requires labeling for CBD products to include:
- The product name, lot ID number and lot date
- QR codes
- Manufacturers’ phone numbers and email addresses
- Certificate of Analysis