Medical marijuana oil: Should it be legal for more Texans?

The first deliveries have been made; the first dispensary has opened.

Now the question is how much the business of cannabis oil — a non-psychoactive form of medical marijuana — may grow here in Texas.

The low-THC oil is currently available only to Texans with intractable epilepsy if federally approved medication has not helped.

But it could potentially be available to other Texans, if research proves that it helps and if state lawmakers agree.

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State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, shepherded a law that created the Texas Compassionate Use Program through the Legislature in 2015.

Now she now is looking into whether Texas might house a research initiative to determine whom else this cannabis oil might help.

“We need to take a scientific approach to this,” said Klick, a former nurse. “Data

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