The smoking of legal cannabis in Texas may go on. But as of this Sunday, stores that sell hemp flowers can only sell consumable versions of the plant.
By state regulations, consuming does not include smoking.
“I think we’re going to lose some sales,” Alex Reyes said.
Reyes is a manager for Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary-Smoke & Vape Shop. He said 30% of their business comes from the sales of smokable cannabis. The business owner added to the store’s tobacco supply to stave off an expected dropoff in sales elsewhere once the new hemp laws take effect.
“But I don’t think it’s the biggest impact,” Reyes said. “The biggest impact is to our patients and guests that come in here.”
According to Reyes, their clientele seeks out relief from the various versions of the low-THC-level products of cannabis for evetything from anxiety to pain relief. Texas regulates it at 0.3%. Users of the industrial hemp said they yield the most significant results from smoking the herb. Other intake means, they said, take longer.
“It’s the most convenient way to ingest CBD and get the benefits of all the cannabinoids for,” Reyes said. “Now, it’s not going to be an option. [Read more at KENS5]