Texas Pot Laws "Testing" State Crime Labs

Lab Testing Hemp, Cannabis
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Crime labs across Texas are finding it difficult to deal with the state's new hemp laws.

Not all labs have the equipment to tell how much THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is in a cannabis product, which is the difference between legal and illegal.

If the concentration of THC in a sample is under 0.3%, it’s considered hemp. If it’s above that threshold, it will now be classified as marijuana, and will be illegal.

KRLD's Chelsea Wade talked with Dr. Peter Stout, President and CEO of Houston Forensic Science Center.