Frequently asked questions
House Bill Number 1325 Section 112.001 defines “hemp” as the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
In other words, hemp is the marijuana plant that has been bred to have the active ingredient, THC, virtually, if not completely, removed. This means that hemp does not have the ability to cause intoxication in its users.
In 2018, the Federal Government passed the Farm Bill, which unambiguously legalized industrial hemp at a Federal level. Although the Federal government can make decisions regarding the legality of substances and products federally, because of how the United States legislative branch is structured, each state still has the ability to restrict a substance or product further than the Federal government if it so desires.
Because of the governmental process described above, and because until recently Texas was silent as to whether or not it would follow the Federal Government’s lead on the explicit legalization of industrial hemp, there were some ambiguities regarding the hemp industry in the state. However, as of March 13, 2019, Texas officials announced that it too would be removing hemp from the controlled substance schedules, dispelling any confusion of its legality.
In order to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws detailing the standards of the composition of industrial hemp, Wildseed Hemp’s products all come with a lab reports from state-licensed companies conducted prior to shipping that test for heavy metals, pesticides, and THC. Additionally, once Wildseed Hemp receives the products, they are re-tested once again for the same materials to confirm that the product is compliant with Federal and State government standards.