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New Texas hemp and CBD legislation could snuff out marijuana prosecutions

New Texas hemp and CBD legislation could snuff out marijuana prosecutions

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Texas expects to produce millions off the CBD oil growth.

Making it appropriate, the legislature passed and Gov. Greg Abbott finalized an innovative new legislation making a THC limitation to inform the essential difference between appropriate hemp and marijuana that is illegal.

Evidently the legislature did not recognize criminal activity labs in Texas can not test THC levels. The balance arrived on the scene associated with the continuing state home's Agriculture Committee and devotes nearly all of its work to guidelines for hemp farmers -- perhaps maybe not police and prosecutors.

Already, a huge selection of cannabis situations had been dismissed in Fort Worth. In Fort Bend, Montgomery and Walker counties, situations are on hold while screening is developed. Harris County is reviewing policies, but sends these types of instances to a diversion system under District Attorney Kim Ogg.

Every week, scientists look at the plant under a microscope to detect small hairs unique to the Cannabis Sativa plant inside the Houston Forensic Science Center, where technicians test marijuana. a fast chemical test detected just the existence of THC, the strength ended up being never ever captured. It don't need to be.

Under old legislation, "it did not actually make a difference ( exactly how potent it absolutely was)," said Peter Stout, president and CEO regarding the Houston Forensic Science Center, which tests unlawful proof in Houston. (więcej…)