What is the legal status of CBD in Texas?
In 2015, the Texas state legislature passed the Compassionate Use Act. This act protects patients who have intractable epilepsy from prosecution for the possession of marijuana. They may possess and use any amount of low-THC, CBD-dominant marijuana recommended by their registered physician. Those under 18 years of age must get a second opinion in order to participate in the program. The program prohibits anyone from smoking any marijuana material or derivative thereof; it allows any other form of administration. In addition, the product must contain at least 10% CBD by weight, and less than 0.5% THC by weight.
Under the Texas law, physicians must register with the state in order to be able to recommend their patients to a dispensary for treatment with medical cannabis. The law also provides for a system of dispensaries that cultivate and process the Marijuana plant. The act mandates that there must be at least 3 registered dispensaries actively providing medicine to qualified patients by September of 2017.
CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this species never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.