So, in Texas cannabis might be giving the wine industry a run for its money.


According to, Texas, with all its churches and BBQ, is diving deep into the cannabis cash pool.

Last year, Texas cannabis companies, including CBD, raked in a cool $8 billion.

That's a lot of green. Cough...

But, as always, there's a problem.

While CBD cannabis companies are thriving, recreational use is still a big no-go in the Lone Star state.

Get caught with a mere two ounces and you might just be sitting in jail for 180 days with a fine that could make you think twice about rolling that Jay.

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Even the people of Denton, Texas tried to decriminalize it, but the city leaders were like,

"Not on our watch stoners!" 

A popular Dallas restaurant, E-Bar, is throwing shade with a sassy sign saying they won’t serve you if you smell like a "Snoop Dogg concert. "

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On the upside, Texas does provide actual THC to the medical patients with their Compassionate Use Program.

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Or, C.U.Ps.

If you're imagining a chill night with some high-powered THC brownies though, dream on for now.

Texans in C.U.Ps get low-THC oil with a comical 1% THC content.

Even with all the restrictions, cannabis is already stepping on the wine industries toes in terms of sales.

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"According to the data, businesses involved in hemp-derived CBD, from the manufacturing to the storefront, employed more than 50,000 Texans, generating between $19.1 billion to $22.4 billion in economic growth."

Right up there with wine.

"Conversely, the wine industry generated more than $20 billion for the Texas economy, according to Wine America..."

This is mostly from CBD, thanks to a 2018 bill from pro-cannabis Texas legislators.

Whitney Economics, cannabis number-crunchers, say these figures are based only on about half the businesses they surveyed, so the results are not conclusive.

But, bottom line...

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Donald Weber, Getty

Texans LOVE cannabis, even in its mildest form, and as much as wine.

Cheers to that! 🍷🌿

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