After New Hemp Law, Texas Prosecutors Differ On When To Charge Those Arrested For Marijuana

texasstandard.org - 08-07

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When Texas lawmakers legalized hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD oil this year, their intent was an economic one. But an unintended effect of the law has been that police and prosecutors in Texas are dropping low-level marijuana cases because they have neither the time nor resources to test whether someone has hemp or marijuana in their possession.