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This is the first time hemp has been grown, harvested, and processed on Texas soil, following the passage of House Bill 1325 into law on June 10, 2019 by Governor Greg Abbott.
Santé Laboratories (Austin, TX) has announced that it is the first lab to test Texas-grown hemp for total THC content. The specialty contract development and manufacturing organization is both the first and the largest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited, privately held and independent testing laboratory in Texas. This is a crucial step in providing clarity and confidence to farmers and finished product brands that Texas hemp is compliant with federal regulations. Hemp is now being harvested and processed on Texas soil following the passage of House Bill 1325 into law on June 10, 2019, by Governor Greg Abbott.
“Making Texas the leader in hemp will require unprecedented collaboration across the hemp ecosystem, with laboratories, farmers and processors coming together like never before,” said Lisa Pittman, co-chair of Coats Rose P.C.'s Cannabis Business Law Group, in a press release. “I am impressed by Santé Labs' experience, facilities, and commitment. I am confident they will harness the power of science to swiftly deliver exceptional service to a new industry, an industry grounded in compliance testing.”
“I encourage farmers to test early and often for THC. We place our customers’ needs at the center of everything we do, and this begins with providing high quality, traceable testing services and methods to understand and overcome challenges. This in turn supports and protects their crop or brands,” states Mike Sandoval, president of Santé Laboratories, in a press release. “I truly believe Texas has a bright future with Texas farmers at the helm.”