The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Texas’ hemp plan, according to a statement made by Sid Miller, the State of Texas’ Agriculture Commissioner, on of Monday, January 27, 2020.

Miller called USDA’s approval “a victory for Texas farmers.” Miller clarified that it is not yet legal for hemp to be grown in the state, as the plan approved by USDA must now be adopted by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the licensing program must get up and running.

While growing hemp in Texas is not yet legal, hemp and hemp-derived products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are legal to buy and sell in the state and have been since Governor Abbott signed House Bill 1325 into law in June of 2019.

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