Last week, a Texas House committee voted in favor of a bill to expand the state’s medical cannabis program. One of a number of cannabis reform bills discussed by the legislature last week, legislation was sponsored by House Public Health committee chair Stephanie Klick. The bill is designed to significantly expand Texas’ already-limited medical marijuana Compassionate Use Program, adding a couple more conditions to the list of diseases that qualify patients for a medical marijuana prescription. Patients suffering from chronic pain and any type of cancer, as well as veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will now be able to take medical marijuana to treat their conditions. Bill HB 1535 will also include debilitating conditions that have been determined by the Department of State Health Services and included on the list of qualifying conditions.

CannabisNewsWire, 04/13/2021 16:20:00

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