The 2019 legislative session in Texas brought 63 marijuana- and hemp-related pieces of legislation to the table. However, only 4 bills made it out of the House. And of those 4 bills only 2 were sent to the governor’s desk.
House Bill 1325 is awaiting signature into law, according to KUT 90.5 FM Radio. This bill establishes protocols for testing and producing hemp. Even though the 2018 Farm Bill reclassified hemp as an agricultural crop, Texas law still prohibited its cultivation. CBD products would also be regulated under this legislation. Both the House and Senate approved House Bill 1325 unanimously.
House Bill 3703 expands the current medical marijuana program. Access will be made available to the terminally ill, those with MS and autism.
Governor Abbott is expected to sign both bills.