DENVER — A month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state.
The confusion started in March, when the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced a draft plan to yank cannabidiol products from shelves — even if they contain no THC and aren’t marijuana derivatives.
Public comment on the issue has closed. The final decision will be made by the agency’s commissioner, Dr. John Hellerstedt.
A spokeswoman for the agency told Hemp Industry Daily that CBD is an adulterant that can’t be added to foods and is not a legal nutritional supplement.