On June 10th of 2019, the governor of Texas approved a bill which legalized the production of industrial hemp within state borders. This means you can now legally grow CBD seed in Texas. This is a monumental victory for Texas farmers, who have been eagerly awaiting the moment they can stake their claim in the rapidly growing U.S. hemp CBD market.
However, if you want to grow CBD seed in Texas, it’s not as simple as throwing a few hemp seeds in the ground. You must go through the processes outlined by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Program. This legislation can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 24, Subchapter C.
We recommend reviewing these guidelines thoroughly if you’re serious about becoming a Texas hemp farmer. Hiring a lawyer to help you understand the legislation is also a good idea. However, if you’d simply like to know a little bit more about the program, this quick guide may suffice.
The Texas Hemp Program outlines all rules governing activities related to industrial hemp in the state of Texas. This includes the production, manufacture, sale, and inspection of crops and hemp products. Under this legislation, you will find guidelines for licensure, terms and conditions for license holders, information about reporting and record-keeping, and more.
In Texas, you must obtain both a license and a lot permit in order to grow CBD seeds and/or clones. On top of paying the necessary fees, you must provide your name, contact information, business information (if applicable), and details about your growing site and storage facilities. In order to obtain a lot permit, you must have a license. Once you have your license, you can apply for a permit, for which you will be required to provide your license number, geo location, facility information, and an estimated cultivation timeline.
In addition to obtaining a license, you will also need to adhere to other regulations outlined by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Some of the terms and conditions for growing CBD seed and hemp in Texas include:
Find out today how you can get started with growing CBD seed on your Texas farm. Contact CBD Seed Co. today to speak to a hemp cultivation expert.