This week the Texas Department of Public Safety let it be known they are in no mood for CBD oil retailers who sell products that exceed the widely-accepted .3% THC level by raiding four Austin-area pharmacies.
Peoples Pharmacy, a holistic pharmacy located in Austin was the focus of DPS raids at four separate locations. According to People’s Pharmacy owner Bill Swail, Texas law enforcement officials insisted that he remove all CBD products from his shelves and confiscated some of the products for testing.
In all DPS officers with the agency’s Compassionate Use Division visited four Peoples Pharmacy Inc. locations in Austin, branded as Peoples Rx. Officers confiscated products containing Cannabidiol, or CBD. A fifth pharmacy, Martin’s Wellness and Compounding Pharmacy on South Lamar Boulevard, was also visited by DPS officers, but no products were confiscated.
Texas’ low THC oil law allows patients with intractable epilepsy access to CBD oil that contains less than .5% THC. The state’s Department of Public Safety is obligated to license three dispensing organizations by Sept. 1, 2017. Last week, DPS commissioners put off discussions on establishing rules for the law until the members meet back up in October.