Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 122.358
Powers and Duties of Peace Officers


(a)

A peace officer may inspect and collect a reasonably sized sample of any material from the plant Cannabis sativa L. found in a vehicle to determine the delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of the plant material. Unless a peace officer has probable cause to believe the plant material is marihuana, the peace officer may not:

(1)

seize the plant material; or

(2)

arrest the person transporting the plant material.

(b)

A peace officer may detain any hemp being transported in this state until the person transporting the hemp provides the documentation required by Section 122.356. The peace officer shall immediately release the hemp to the person if the person produces documentation required by that section.

(c)

If a peace officer has probable cause to believe that a person transporting hemp in this state is also transporting marihuana or a controlled substance, as defined by Section 481.002, Health and Safety Code, or any other illegal substance under state or federal law, the peace officer may seize and impound the hemp along with the controlled or illegal substance.

(d)

This subchapter does not limit or restrict a peace officer from enforcing to the fullest extent the laws of this state regulating marihuana and controlled substances, as defined by Section 481.002, Health and Safety Code.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 764 (H.B. 1325), Sec. 2, eff. June 10, 2019.
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