Texas’ Marijuana-Hemp Issue Could Be Solved, But Without Funding It Risks Backlog Of Untested Kits

“If the legal framework of marijuana changes, I don’t want to invest in equipment that three years from now basically becomes unusable because the legal framework changed again.”

By Ryan PoppeSeptember 5, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

District attorneys throughout Texas haven’t prosecuted low-level marijuana offenses for the past few months because their forensic labs can’t tell the difference between legal hemp and marijuana.

Officials with the State of Texas, working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, say they have found a solution. But at the recent Texas Marijuana Policy Conference in Austin, some prosecutors said they’re still not convinced to make possession charges a priority.

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