A collaborative effort of the hemp industry to protect our mutual legal interest including fighting costly and unnecessary regulations.
What is THLDF?
The Texas Hemp Legal Defense Fund is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas. THLDF is organized to raise funds for any legal actions useful to protect and promote the Texas hemp industry by challenging statutes, regulations, or other legal actions that endanger the economic health of the industry or the liberty of its participants. Legal actions may include challenges to unlawful exercises of government authority or government acts that violate the purpose of federal and state hemp legislation.
THLDF serves to provide cost efficient management for the legal defense of the hemp industry. Consequently, THLDF embraces transparency to its donors and the clients directly served by any legal efforts it funds.
What legal actions will THLDF fund?
THLDF will help challenge any laws or regulations that are damaging to the Texas hemp industry and legally unsound. THLDF’s initial focus will be on those provisions that are most damaging the economic success of hemp businesses.
On August 5, Crown Distributing LLC v. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was filed in Travis County District Court to challenge Texas’ ban on “smokable” hemp products both the statutory prohibition on processing and manufacturing consumable hemp products for smoking and the regulatory ban on manufacturing, processing, distribution, or retail sale of consumable hemp products for smoking. First and foremost, donations to THLDF will go toward paying the litigation costs of this effort to achieve economic liberty for Texans in the hemp industry.
How is THLDF and its efforts governed?
THLDF has a board comprised of hemp attorneys who have clients who wanted to contribute to an effort like THLDF with appropriate oversight and efficiencies. Funds raised will only be dispersed when the board agrees to do so and only for projects the board has previously agreed serve THLDFs goals. Donors and partner organizations will have access to records of expenditures to ensure effective use of funds. Any strategic partnerships with other organizations will be governed by memorandums of understanding documenting shared goals, obligations, and oversight mechanisms.
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