Texas Legislature Set to (Slightly) Expand Medical Marijuana Access

Only Texans with intractable epilepsy can currently use medical cannabis. As new legislation heading toward the governor’s desk adds a few more conditions to the list, advocates wish lawmakers had gone further and Republicans fret about a “slippery slope.”

The Klick Strain of medical marijuana grows at the Compassionate Cultivation facility in Austin.
The Klick Strain of medical marijuana grows at the Compassionate Cultivation facility in Austin. Sophie Novack

It wasn’t the wide-ranging medical cannabis bill that Democrats and marijuana advocates wanted. But patients with terminal cancer, autism, neurodegenerative diseases and a few other conditions will likely soon be able to legally use low-THC medical cannabis after the Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to expand the Compassionate Use Act.

The 2015 law legalized use of medical cannabis with a 0.5 percent THC level for people

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