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.”
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