Gov. Abbott signs bill allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp

Gov. Abbott signs bill allowing Texas farmers to grow hemp

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill legalizing the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in Texas this week. Federal changes through the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of Schedule I substances, paving the way for states to form state-regulated industrial hemp programs.

House Bill 1325, led by Rep. Tracy King, D-Batesville, and Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, allows farmers to grow industrial hemp under a state-regulated program. The

Texas Governor Finally Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp and CBD

Texas Governor Finally Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp and CBD

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law this Monday legalizing hemp and hemp-derived products, a historic moment for a state long renowned for its opposition to cannabis reform.The new law will allow any farmer to apply to the state’s Department of Agriculture for a license to grow and cultivate industrial hemp. The Department of Agriculture now has 60 days to develop regulations for hemp cultivation, including fee collections,