Residents of the great state of Texas are discovering more and more applications for pure CBD oil as demand increases across the state. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a molecule of the cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, CBD contains only trace amounts of THC, which means CBD is non-intoxicating.
CBD in Texas: Here’s What to Know
How to Take CBD Oil
CBD oil can be taken internally or applied to the skin. As an active topical, apply a generous amount to the affected area and massage into the skin, soothing sore muscles or joints. If you like, you can add several drops to your favorite lotion before applying. You can take CBD oil internally by ingesting it orally or adding it to your favorite foods or beverages. Mix it into salad dressings, blend into smoothies, or drizzle it over a grass-fed steak to add an earthy green flavor. The method generally thought to offer the fastest absorption is to take CBD under the tongue (sublingually). Hold the desired amount under the tongue for fifteen to thirty seconds, then swish and swallow, without consuming anything else for about fifteen minutes.
In June of 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring CBD retailers to register with the Texas Health Department. Additionally, CBD manufacturers will be required to comply with new state testing and labeling requirements.
Louisiana has similar regulations, requiring specific packaging standards, and only allowing CBD oil to be sold by retailers who have obtained a permit from the state. However, manufacturers can legally ship CBD oil to all fifty states, including Texas.
Texas has notably one of the strictest policies in the U.S. regarding medical marijuana, which was only available to approved individuals suffering from epilepsy, autism, and terminal cancer. Through the state’s “Compassionate Use” program, patients who qualified for MMJ could only obtain CBD oil that contained a maximum of 0.5% THC. This latest bill as of June 2019 now allows any Texas resident to consume CBD oil containing no more than 0.3% THC, without having to apply through the Compassionate Use program. CBD legislation is changing rapidly, so we recommend checking up on laws in your local area for the latest and most current regulations.
Where to Buy CBD in Texas
Looking for where to buy CBD in Texas? Click here for NuLeaf Naturals’ interactive retail store locator map. Here you’ll find retailers such as natural food stores, vitamin shops, naturopaths, smoke shops, pharmacies, wellness centers, chiropractors, holistic healers, cancer centers, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and even a surf shop! If you prefer, click here to purchase
online, directly from NuLeaf Naturals. Most U.S. orders are shipped within one business day, and estimated shipping time to the Lone Star state is typically within two to three business days.
CBD oil is federally legally so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. It may not be legal at a state, county, or local level. Check your local laws and regulations before buying CBD oil.
This guide may not be up to date on the current legislation at the state or local level. We recommend you do your research to understand the legalities surrounding CBD oil where you live.