Pursuant to Sec. 122.356 of the Texas Agriculture Code, a person may not transport hemp plant material in this state unless the hemp: 

  1. is produced in compliance with:
    1. a state or tribal plan approved by the United States Department of Agriculture under 7 U.S.C. Section 1639p; or 
    2. a plan established under 7 U.S.C. Section 1639q if the hemp was cultivated in an area where that plan applies; and 
  2. is accompanied by:
    1. a shipping certificate or cargo manifest issued under Section 122.055 if the hemp originated in this state; or
    2. 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: 

  1. may not concurrently transport any cargo that is not hemp material; and  
  2. 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]

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