What is CBD?
CBD is cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. In the past few years CBD has become one of the most buzzed-about topics in the natural wellness space because it may support a sense of peace and well-being in humans. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high.
Is CBD Legal in Texas?
The 86th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1325, which makes it legal to manufacture, distribute and sell consumable hemp products (CHPs). The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is the regulatory authority for CHPs.
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) oversees the growing, harvesting, handling and transporting of hemp. To learn more, visit the TDA’s hemp regulations webpage.
Licensing and Registration
Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy has its Retail Hemp Registration from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
DSHS Retail Hemp Registration is required if a seller retail sells CHPs and doesn’t make any changes, which includes adding a company name, to the hemp product or its packaging.
Consumable Hemp Products
A CHP is defined as any product processed or manufactured for consumption that contains hemp, including food, a drug, a device and a cosmetic. It does not include any consumable hemp product containing a hemp seed, or hemp seed-derived ingredient used in a manner generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CHPs cannot contain more than 0.3 percent concentration of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Some examples of CHPs are:
- Cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
- CBD gummy bears.
- Food and drinks infused with CBD.
- Over-the-counter drugs containing CBD.
- Topical lotions and cosmetics that contain CBD.
To learn more, visit the Texas Administrative Code CHP Definitions webpage.
Rules and Regulations
To view the law, visit the Texas Health and Safety Code webpage.
To view the rules, visit the Texas Administrative Code webpage.