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House Bill 1657 Would Allow the Distribution of Hemp Products in Texas

RESTART CBD Vote for Hemp in Texas

Vote to make hemp products legal in Texas.

Texas farmers are restricted by the federal government from growing hemp year round.

The only way to change hemp laws in Texas is through the legislature. The Texas House of Representatives and Senate meet every two years for approximately 140 days.

House Bill 1657 would change that by allowing Texas to use resources and personnel to produce and distribute hemp products in the state.  Forty other states have already passed similar legislation, solidifying hemp as a legitimate commodity.

On February 12, Texas State Rep. Roland Gutierrez (Texas House District 119/San Antonio) said “operating hemp  on a commercial scale is a ‘big win’ for Texas farmers because the crop requires less water and resources to grow.”  Hemp and marijuana are members of the cannabis family, but hemp has lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD whereas, marijuana has higher levels of THC.

We need all activists to start contacting their Legislators NOW to start a conversation on cannabis law reform and upcoming cannabis reform bills. You can create an account on My LTO so that you can follow the bills when the Legislator is in session. Find a link to contact your legislators here.

Texas Hemp Bills to Follow

HB 1230 (Rep Dominguez) – Relating to the production and regulation of hemp.

HB 1657 (Rep.Roland Gutierrez) – Relating to the production and regulation of hemp.

SB 116 (Sen. Jose Menendez) — Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 989 (Rep. Ryan Guillen) – Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.