Confusion over CBD law rises as local shops open up
HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Customers are flocking to test the healing benefits of this marijuana-derived product, but whether you're buying it or selling it in Texas, CBD products can land you in legal trouble if you aren't reading the fine print.
Since the CBD products first showed up, many customers have sworn by the products.
Legal limits, both federally and state-wide, state the magic number is 0.3% or less.
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Certainly, the state must be able to confirm that number. Apparently, not. The Texas State Attorney General's office would not provide a clear answer on how much THC is permissible in a consumer product. Instead, they directed us to the local district.
When we contacted the Harris County District Attorney's office, they would not give a clear number either, saying "prosecutors look at any matter brought to them by police on a case by case basis".
According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived products were finally legalized.
There is a catch here in Texas. The bill says that you have to grow under a state-sanctioned program, something that doesn't currently exist in Texas.
Does that mean it's too risky to buy CBD products? Not necessarily.
It is possible for manufacturers to extract all the THC contect from a CBD product, and our legal team recommends only buying products specifically labeled as having no THC content.