Texas House Votes For More Access To Medical Marijuana

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas House passed HB 1365 on Monday night which would significantly increase the number of Texans with access to medical marijuana.

The House passed the bill 121-23.

Texas House passes medical marijuana bill (Andrea Lucia – CBS 11)

Now the Texas Senate takes up the measure.

Currently, Texas’s Compassionate Use Program only helps patients with intractable epilepsy.

If HB 1365 becomes law, it would expand that list of qualifying conditions, so more people with debilitating conditions would be allowed to access low-THC cannabis.

Those 14 additional conditions include autism, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

A group of mothers clustered around a cafeteria table in the basement of the Texas Capitol Monday strategizing.

“We’re coordinating which offices we’re going to hit,” explained Bonnie Jensen.

The women are members of MAMMA, Mothers…

Original published: 2019-05-06 21:40:31 Read the full Dallas News here

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