AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Monday it has launched a new program to regulate the manufacturing, processing, distribution and retail sale of consumable hemp products.
It’s called the Consumable Hemp Program.
DSHS is currently accepting applications online for consumable hemp product licenses and retailer registrations, the agency said in a news release Monday.
“The program establishes a consistent regulatory framework for consumable hemp products that are manufactured or sold in Texas,” said Stephen Pahl, DSHS Associate Commissioner for Consumer Protection. “We worked with stakeholders to develop rules that provide clarity for license and registration holders.”
As of August 2, a license to manufacture, process and distribute consumable hemp products is required.
The fee for an initial license, valid for one year, is $258 per facility.
Retailers selling consumable hemp products, including those containing cannabinoids, must register each location where the products will be sold no later than October 2.
The fee for an initial registration, valid for one year, is $155 per location. [Read More @ CBS News]