2019 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates
Under existing law, Texas allows for low-THC and CBC of particular levels for medical conditions such as epilepsy. Currently, there are only 3 companies in Texas that are licensed to produce medicinal cannabis product in Texas for the treatments mentioned above.
Very recently, a bill was proposed that would decriminalize marijuana in Texas the bill would have proposed a $20 fine with no jail time if a person was found in possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana. While the bill still needs to undergo a House floor vote, proponents of the bill appear optimistic in marijuana law reform in Texas.
The state’s medical marijuana program is operated by the Texas Department of Public Safety rather than the state’s health department as most marijuana programs in other states are run. The medical marijuana program was created by the Compassionate Use Act which was passed in 2016. Although the newly proposed bill is a welcome change in the southern state, there remain a lot of questions on how the use of recreational decriminalization will inevitably take effect.
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2018 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates
Many states still follow US Federal guidelines for cannabis, classifying it as an illegal drug with no medicinal value and addictive qualities. Texas is one of those states, considering cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic. A Schedule 1 narcotic is a drug with “no health benefits and a high potential for abuse.” The “no health benefits” part of that statement is what most cannabis activists are trying to challenge. Despite that, individuals can still face charges if they’re in possession of cannabis, and legal consequences can be more severe if the amount of cannabis is over what is considered enough for “personal use.”
Current Medical Cannabis Laws
Lawmakers in many states, including the Lone Star State, are still working with lobbyists, scientists, and law enforcement to decide on the question of legal cannabis in the state. The question may also be put to voters to decide, depending on the state laws. Many states begin the path toward legalizing cannabis by relaxing possession laws, so you should check with Texas state government to see current laws and regulations regarding cannabis dispensaries in the state.
Current Cannabis Research
Scientists have been studying the chemicals that create the physical and mental effects of cannabis, called cannabinoids. They have isolated the chemical (THC) that causes the mental impairment, intoxication, and occasional anxiety many experience with cannabis use. The other major chemical is cannabidiol, or CBD. While THC is illegal in all states, the legality of CBD varies state by state.