The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released the newest iteration of their proposed rules for consumable hemp products. They are asking for formal comments on these rules be submitted by the 6/8/20 deadline. It is expected that final rules will take effect in July with the earliest possible date of adoption being early June.We suggest that you read the proposed rules. (Learn more about formal comments.)
The manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited!
A few things of note from the proposed rules:
- The manufacture, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking is prohibited.
- Requires consumable hemp products license before engaging in manufacture, processing or distributing consumable hemp and hemp derived products.
- These licenses are valid for one year and will cost $250 per facility.
- Require retailers to obtain licenses in order to sell consumable hemp products.
- These licenses are valid for one year and will cost $150 per location.
- Requires all hemp or hemp derivatives to be tested by accredited lab to determine:
- Presence and concentration of cannabinoids (including THC, which must measure 0.3% or less)
- Presence or quantity of residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides and harmful pathogens
- Requires labeling for CBD products to include:
- Product name, lot ID number and lot date
- QR codes
- Manufacturers’ phone numbers and email addresses
- Certificate of Analysis