Texas media report today…
A state district judge in Austin has denied a CBD retailer’s request to block Texas health officials from listing the popular cannabis extract delta-8 as an illegal drug in what is believed to be the first legal challenge to the state’s decision.
State District Judge Gary Harger on Friday denied a request for a temporary restraining order made by Hometown Hero, which distributes CBD products to multiple stores in Austin, and Sky Marketing Corporation, which counts CBD retailers among its clients.
“Based upon the pleadings and arguments of counsel, the Court finds that Plaintiff has not met the requirements of a temporary restraining order,” the judge’s ruling stated. Another hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.
“[The] plaintiff’s alleged surprise that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) remains a Schedule I controlled substance does not merit the extraordinary relief of a temporary restraining order,” DSHS wrote in its response to the lawsuit. “THC, including Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8), has been a Schedule I controlled substance in Texas for over 40 years.”
Read more at https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/25/delta-8-texas-hemp-judge-ruling/