Texas is one of the most conservative states in the country, and that mindset has carried over into its laws regarding CBD oil. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It has been shown to have many therapeutic benefits, but because it comes from cannabis, there are some legal hurdles to understand before you can start using it. In this blog post, we will take a look at the current state of CBD legality in Texas and what you need to do to start using it safely and legally.
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CBD oil was first made legal in Texas in 2015 when the state legislature passed the Compassionate Use Act. This act legalized CBD oil for patients with intractable epilepsy. To be eligible for treatment, patients must have tried two FDA-approved drugs and found them to be ineffective. They must also have a recommendation from a neurologist.
In 2017, the Texas Legislature expanded the Compassionate Use Program to include all forms of epilepsy. This means that any Texan with epilepsy can now get legal CBD oil. However, there is still some confusion about how this law works and what it covers. For example, it is not clear if CBD oils that are low in THC are covered under the law.
The Compassionate Use Program is overseen by the Texas Department of Public Safety. They are responsible for issuing patient ID cards and setting up dispensaries. So far, there are only three dispensaries in the state, and they are all located in Austin.