Hemp Industry Daily reports..

A coastal Texas smoke-shop owner facing criminal marijuana charges after a police raid Tuesday says the cannabis flower, vapes, gummies and other products taken were legal hemp, not illegal marijuana.

Faded Smoke Shop owner Alexandra Degollado faces charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, the Victoria Advocate reported.

One of her store employees was also charged during the Tuesday raid in Port Lavaca, a town of about 12,000 on the Texas coast southwest of Houston.

Degollado’s attorney, Lisa Pittman, told the newspaper that the store owner relied on legal certificates of analysis that showed the products were made legally.

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Texas smoke shop owner accused of selling MJ says products were legal hemp