Republican marijuana activists in Texas are calling on the governor to put further expansions to the state’s medical cannabis program on the agenda for a special legislative session he’s convened for this week. While Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation last month to moderately expand the medical marijuana law by adding qualifying conditions and slightly increasing the THC limit for marijuana products, Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) is hoping to see further action during the session that starts on Thursday. Specifically, they’re urging the governor to use his unilateral authority to place on the session agenda measures that would allow regulators to add even more qualifying conditions for patients, such as chronic pain, and to further adjust the THC limit. “During the 87th Legislative Session, the legislature passed HB 1535, which allows for all forms of cancer and patients with PTSD to now qualify for the program, increases the THC cap from 0.5 percent to 1 percent, and facilitates research programs,” RAMP said. “While these are important changes, critical aspects of the bill were removed in the Senate.”

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 07/05/2021 15:06:00

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