Delta-8 THC Become Controlled Substance By DSHS. Most vape retailers in Texas are not taking a surprise ban.
On Oct. 15, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) quietly made an enormous change to its Consumable Hemp Program guidelines: in addition to plants containing more than 0.3% delta-9 THC, products containing delta–8 THC “in any concentration” are now considered a Schedule I controlled substance as well. The move shocked the state’s robust delta-8 industry, which believed it had been operating within the scope of state and federal law.
“This is really out of nowhere. It’s not based on science, it’s not based on any real threat to Texans,” Rick Trojan III, a board member of the Hemp Industries Association, told the Texas Tribune. “The whole thing is confusing for everyone involved. It sounds like DSHS doesn’t even understand why they know what they’re doing.”