Delta-8 Temporarily Made Legal in Texas


2021-11-11 05:00:13 Ganjapreneur


A Travis County, Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from listing delta-8 THC as a Schedule I narcotic, legalizing the synthetic cannabinoid for the time being, the Texas Tribune reports. The decision by state district court Judge Jan Soifer sided with Hometown Hero, an Austin-based dispensary that had filed for an injunction against the state. Hometown Hero said the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) did not alert retailers prior to the October 15 ban. In its counterargument, the state claimed that a notice in the Texas Register, a hearing with no attendees, and a DSHS official’s testimony to the Legislature in May were ample notice to CBD and hemp retailers. In her ruling, Soifer sided with Hometown Hero, saying the state did not follow their own rule-making procedure when they issued the ban. “This is a strong first step in reaffirming the fact that delta-8 is a legal cannabinoid in Texas,” Ben Meggs, CEO of Bayou City Hemp, a financial backer of the Hometown Hero’s lawsuit, said in a written statement. DSHS has not responded to the ruling but in a lawsuit said the 2018 Farm Bill and a Texas hemp bill passed in 2019 did not legalize the sale of delta-8 THC as the synthetic cannabinoid was not explicitly mentioned in either document. In a short YouTube video, Hometown Hero CEO Lukas Gilkey said advocates “are expecting the state to appeal this immediately. But it shouldn’t change anything, and we should be able to keep proceeding going forward.” CBD and hemp stores in Texas started selling delta-8 under the assumption the 2018 Farm bill and the state’s hemp law had legalized the practice. This ruling returns the state to a cannabinoid regulatory landscape present before the DSHS’ October 15 ban.
据《德克萨斯论坛报》报道,德克萨斯州特拉维斯县的一名法官暂时阻止该州将δ-8四氢大麻酚列为附表一麻醉品,暂时使合成大麻素合法化。州地区法院法官简·索弗的决定站在家乡英雄一边,家乡英雄是一家总部位于奥斯汀的药房,已经申请了对该州的禁令。 家乡英雄说,德克萨斯州卫生服务部(DSHS)在10月15日禁令之前没有提醒零售商。在反驳中,该州声称,德克萨斯州登记册上的一份通知、一次没有出席的听证会以及一名DSHS官员5月份在立法机构的证词对CBD和大麻零售商来说是充分的通知。 在她的裁决中,索弗站在家乡英雄一边,称该州在发布禁令时没有遵循自己的规则制定程序。 “这是重申德尔塔-8在德克萨斯州是合法大麻素这一事实的强有力的第一步,”这位家乡英雄诉讼的财务支持者、巴尤市大麻公司的首席执行官本·梅格斯在一份书面声明中说。 DSHS没有对这一裁决做出回应,但在一项诉讼中表示,2018年的农业法案和2019年通过的德克萨斯州大麻法案没有使德尔塔-8四氢大麻酚的销售合法化,因为这两份文件都没有明确提到合成大麻素。 在一段简短的YouTube视频中,家乡英雄首席执行官卢卡斯·吉尔基说,倡导者“希望州政府立即对此提出上诉”。但这不应该改变任何事情,我们应该能够继续前进。“ 德克萨斯州的CBD和大麻商店开始销售三角洲-8,假设2018年农业法案和该州的大麻法已经使这种做法合法化。这一裁决使该州回到了10月15日DSHS禁令之前的大麻素监管格局。