• April 20, 2021

Tags : texas hemp

Analysis: For Texas lawmakers, a ballad of rope and dope

One day, you’re trying to pass the Texas Hemp Farming Act to regulate the commercial production of hemp. The next day, local authorities are saying you’ve essentially decriminalized marijuana. It’s enough to make an elected official pour a stiff drink. The quick version, reported last week by the Tribune’s Jolie McCullough, is that legislation opening the legal […]Read More

Hemp law has most big-city prosecutors in Texas stepping back

Most prosecutors in Texas’ largest counties are either tossing low-level marijuana cases or holding off on pursuing criminal charges. Their reasoning: The Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott redefined marijuana when they legalized hemp earlier this year — and a lack of testing resources to distinguish between the two casts too much reasonable doubt over criminal proceedings. But that’s not […]Read More