More Than a Dozen Marijuana Bills Filed in Texas
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More Than a Dozen Marijuana Bills Filed in Texas

Marijuana advocates are focusing their energy on two issues in particular: medical marijuana and decriminalization.

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January 9, 2019
KHOU.com

More than a dozen marijuana bills have already been filed on day one of the Texas legislative session.

Marijuana advocates are focusing their energy on two issues in particular. The first has to do with medical marijuana.

In 2015, Texas passed the Compassionate Use Act, which legalized the use of low-THC cannabis oil to treat epilepsy.

The new proposals would significantly expand the list of qualifying medical conditions to include illnesses like cancer, autism, chronic pain and PTSD.

The other bill would eliminate criminal penalties for Texans caught with small amounts of the drug.

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