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Are CBD Products Legal to Possess & Use in Dallas?


Do you often use CBD products like oils and tinctures to help with a persistent medical condition? If you live in Dallas, then you will benefit from a law signed recently by Governor Greg Abbot that clarifies that certain CBD products are legal. The same law also permits farmers to grow hemp for use in hemp-based products. Additionally, more hemp products are now legal to purchase and use.

The overview of the new law is that any hemp or CBD product with 0.3% of THC or less is legal in Texas. THC is the chemical compound in cannabis that causes the “high” feeling when inhaled or ingested. Preexisting packaging and product standards for CBD and hemp products still stand.

Texas politicians from both sides of the political hailed the new law for its progressive approach to CBD law, which encourages local economic growth. Previously, growing hemp for commercial, agricultural, and industrial purposes had not been legalized in Texas. With the hemp market on the rise across the country, Texan farmers can vie for a piece of the profits.

Furthermore, the recently signed law distinguished hemp from marijuana, which had previously been defined identically under Texas law. Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Texas. However, the legal update may be used to exonerate some offenders who were arrested and charged for marijuana crimes when they actually had hemp in their possession.

(You can learn more about the CBD legal update by clicking here to view a full article from Dallas News.)

Should You Worry About Losing Your Job If You Use CBD?

With CBD products with a THC concentration under 0.3% now legal in Texas, do you need to worry about being flagged on a required drug test at work and getting fired? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), no.

As long as you are using your CDB product as intended – such as for relief from a chronic medical condition – it should be extremely unlikely to test positive on a drug test for THC. You would need to consume about 1500 milligrams of the CBD product to be flagged on the average drug test. Although, it is theoretically possible to test positive for THC due to regular CBD product use across multiple weeks. At this time, it is not clear how long THC stays detectable in a person’s body.

(Click here to view a full article about CBD detection in drug tests from DISA Global Solutions in Houston.)

CBD Defense Attorneys in Dallas – (888) 867-5191

Are you being accused of a drug crime despite possessing legal CBD products? Has a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of an employment-required drug test landed you in legal trouble? Contact Mathur Law Offices for comprehensive and tenacious defense representation that understands Texas’ legal updates regarding CBD and hemp usage and possession. Our law firm serves clients in Dallas and throughout Texas. Call (888) 867-5191 now!