Washington, D.C.—Texas has proposed new rules for hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products, according to a press release from the Natural Products Association (NPA).
The proposal released by the Texas Department of State Health Services is intended to create rules related to:
- The manufacturing, processing, and distribution of consumable hemp products;
- The testing of consumable hemp products, by implementing testing and sample analysis;
- The retail, possession/distribution/sale, packaging, labeling requirements, and transportation of products;
- Registration for retailers, and enforcement thereof.
Texas is the second state to create its own CBD legislation; Virginia was the first, having passed its legislation in April.
Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President and CEO of NPA, said in the release: “This is another example of states filling the CBD vacuum created by the FDA. As more and more states take matters into their own hands, we are concerned that we are going to be left with a patchwork of state laws that could confuse consumers and fail to provide all of the necessary federal safeguards, including setting a safe level of daily consumption for CBD. We have promised to work with policymakers and across the country to make real progress on regulating the growing CBD marketplace.”