Texas farmers could start growing hemp under legislation gaining vapor both in chambers

Home Bill 1325 would legalize hemp and hemp-derived extracts like CBD oil so long as they contain a maximum of 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive aspect in cannabis referred to as THC.

State. Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, regarding the Senate floor Wednesday. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune

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Wednesday in the Texas Capitol ended up being hump time — or hemp time, state Sen. Charles Perry joked ahead of the upper chamber unanimously authorized a bill that will legalize the agriculture of commercial hemp in Texas.

After a somewhat quick, amiable debate, the Texas Senate authorized House Bill 1325 by state Rep. Tracy King. The bill would legalize hemp and hemp-derived extracts like CBD oil as long as they contain a maximum of 0.3per cent of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive aspect in cannabis referred to as THC.

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