Pursuant to Sec. 122.356 of the Texas Agriculture Code, a person may not transport hemp plant material in this state unless the hemp:
- is produced in compliance with:
- a state or tribal plan approved by the United States Department of Agriculture under 7 U.S.C. Section 1639p; or
- a plan established under 7 U.S.C. Section 1639q if the hemp was cultivated in an area where that plan applies; and
- is accompanied by:
- a shipping certificate or cargo manifest issued under Section 122.055 if the hemp originated in this state; or
- documentation containing the name and address of the place where the hemp was cultivated and a statement that the hemp was produced in compliance with 7 U.S.C, Chapter 38, Subchapter VII, if the hemp originated outside this state.
A person transporting hemp plant material in this state:
- may not concurrently transport any cargo that is not hemp material; and
- shall furnish the documentation required by this section to the department (or any peace officer) on request.
If you believe a person has violated this provision or any other provision of Chapter 121 that provides the Texas Attorney General authority to investigate, you may file a complaint (see link below), or you may call the Texas Attorney General’s office at 1-844-584-3006, or send us an email at [email protected].