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US (TX): North Texas cannabis farm says it's challenging to navigate legal landscape

The reluctance of Texas lawmakers to expand the legality of cannabis in the state isn't stopping a growing industry of niche cannabis producers who see opportunity in the Lone Star state.

So what's it like to be a craft hemp cultivator trying to grow legal cannabis in Texas? Colt Powers, the co-founder and CEO of Power BioPharms in Euless, said its been challenging to navigate the legal landscape.

Recreational cannabis use is illegal in Texas, but certain people can qualify for medicinal prescriptions for low THC cannabis for particular health conditions. Beyond that, CBD derived from hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC is legal in Texas.

Powers said his interest in the weed industry began when he used CBD to help deal with lingering injuries he sustained while playing sports in college. After experiencing the health benefits for himself, Powers said, he saw this as a great business opportunity to help people in Fort Worth area and Texas as a whole. "It's an opportunity to create good in

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