The bill amended the agriculture code to allow for a law enforcement officer to “inspect and collect a reasonable-sized sample of any material from the plant Cannabis sativa L found in a vehicle to determine the THC concentration of that material,” Williams said.
“Unless the officer has probable cause to believe the plant material is marijuana, the officer may not seize the plant material or arrest the person transporting the plant material,” he said. “This would include hemp-derived CBD oil containing 0.3 percent THC.”
This new legislation is the first marijuana regulation in Texas since Texas Senate Bill 339, the Texas Compassionate Use Act, was signed in 2015. That law related to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and regulated organizations that obtained licenses to dispense low-THC cannabis.
The new law significantly clarified the previously confusing state of the law concerning CBD products in Texas, Williams said, but it’s important for people who are selling, buying and possessing them to read the fine print of the bill.