This story is sponsored by American Shaman of Lubbock

After the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products and the hemp industry is looking to grow in Texas. The 2018 Farm Bill re-classified hemp as an agricultural commodity, which means states will have to create regulatory frameworks and get those approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jennifer Diaz, owner of American Shaman of Lubbock, recently told me that she's had farmers come into her stores asking how they could grow hemp in West Texas.

CBD products made from hemp and sold at American Shaman of Lubbock are 100 percent THC-free, meaning they won't get you high like marijuana, and you won't fail a drug test. American Shaman of Lubbock sells many different types of CBD products, including vape, oils, edibles, and inflammatory creams.

Diaz explained in our interview that American Shaman of Lubbock's CBD products can help with pain and more.

"People come in with chronic pain, inflammatory, stress, and anxiety, and just with any mood-altering issues that want to get help," she said.

So, where does all leave our farmers? Texas is a state that still does not allow for industrial hemp to be grown here. That could change during the legislative session currently underway in Austin.

Two pieces of legislation have been filed targeting the legalization of growing hemp for medicinal purposes. According to the Brownsville Herald, Republicans and Democrats are open to the idea:

With over a dozen marijuana-related bills filed for the upcoming Texas legislative session, the push to end the ban on industrial hemp production has gained widespread bipartisan support, most notably from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. The staunch social conservative sees hemp as a potential cash crop, as it was in the years before marijuana prohibition.

“ This is all about taking the shackles off the American farmer,” Miller said in a news release. “It is time to finally end the ban on industrial hemp and free Texas farmers to produce this valuable commodity. In today’s economy, our farmers need maximum flexibility to diversify their production and thrive. When our farmers do well, they can provide for their families, grow our rural communities and ensure we have the food, clothing and medicine we all need.”

Whether or not Texas lawmakers can agree on industrial hemp remains to be seen. One thing that's for certain is the popularity of CBD products like those sold at American Shaman of Lubbock. And expect more products after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. One new item that you can pick up at American Shaman of Lubbock? CBD products for your pets.

American Shaman of Lubbock has three Lubbock locations: 3408 82nd Street, 2147 50th Street, and 5407 4th Street. You can visit their website at for more information.

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