California, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina and Kentucky, to name a few, are ahead of Texas by a couple of years and farmers there have been growing and selling their hemp to processors, who extract the Cannabidiol and sell it as tinctures, topicals and edibles for humans, as well as pets. Farmers have switched from growing other crops, such as tobacco and cotton, into growing of hemp, with the promises of making double the revenue from the newly approved crop.
Why is Cannabidiol not a felony anymore? What changed? The problem was that hemp looks and smells just like its sister plant, marijuana, the infamous plant used by people to get high. Consequently, hemp, along with marijuana, was outlawed in the 30’s by the United States because law enforcement and others could not tell the difference between the two plants so they threw out the baby with the bath water. It was not corrected until 2018, when the Farm Bill was passed, reestablishing the legality of the hemp plant.