Texas to soon remove hemp from controlled substance list
Dallas, TX - Texas is planning to eliminate hemp from its list of controlled substances.The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Department of State Health Services will on Friday remove hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs
that can be abused and have no authorized medical use.
Other Schedule I drugs include LSD, heroin and cocaine.Hemp and marijuana are derived from the cannabis plant, but hemp has low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
Some legal experts say declassifying hemp doesn’t clear up the legality of hemp products currently sold in Texas, such as pain creams and oils.
Advocates say this is a progressive step that highlights the validity of those products.
State lawmakers are discussing several cannabis-related proposals on Monday.
Information from the Dallas Morning News