Texas Is Sued For Banning The Sale Of 'Smokable' Hemp Products
New rules prohibiting the retail sale and distribution of "smokable" hemp products are unconstitutional, companies argue in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Travis County.
When Texas legalized hemp last year, the legislation explicitly outlawed manufacturing and processing hemp products meant to be smoked. But rules released Sunday defining the state’s hemp program also banned the sale of these products.
That cut off a major source of income for many small businesses that sell hemp in Texas.