The time for action concerning a Texas ban on Delta-8 products is NOW. Today, the Texas Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs will hear H.B. 3948 — the hemp fix bill.
Sen. Charles Perry, of Lubbock, is planning to take action against Delta-8 products. We have attempted discussions with his staff, but they seem undeterred on their position to ban Delta-8.
Your help is needed now to prevent this ban from happening. In all cases, please be respectful and courteous. You can attract more bees with honey than vinegar. Here’s what you can do right now:
Contact Sen. Perry’s office
First, call or e-mail Sen. Charles Perry’s office — the person to address your comments to is Robert Papierz, the staff member assigned to work on this issue for his office. Respectfully express your concern over a total ban. Some things which help convey the nature of this problem includes:
- Information about delta-8 sales tax revenues your retail store(s) generate
- The approximate percent of your sales that are now delta-8 related and what a ban would do to your sales
- The common reasons you hear for people purchasing delta-8 products
Contact the remaining Committee Members
I highly recommend contacting the offices of the remaining committee members. Even if it’s to deliver the same message. You can access the contact pages for each senator by clicking their name. A phone call is the most effective method. But you may also e-mail them too:
- Sen. Drew Springer
- Sen. Brandon Creighton
- Sen. Sarah Eckhardt
- Sen. Roland Gutierrez
- Sen. Nathan Johnson
- Sen. Lois Kolkhorst
- Sen. Beverly Powell
- Sen. Larry Taylor
Contact Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
Finally, contact the office of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and respectfully request that they allow full plant access to remain in Texas, and to not pursue any ban on any hemp derivative. You can find his contact information here, or you can send an e-mail here.
Attend today’s hearing in-person
The hearing starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 (TODAY). However, the bill is listed about halfway in the list of all bills to be considered. So it may not be the first item on the agenda.
The hearing will happen in Room 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm). If you are attending in person, there are kiosks outside of the room that you must register at in order to testify.
Click here to read our official testimony against this ban. It may assist you in making your own case to lawmakers.