Texas House Passes Bill to Vastly Expand Access to Medical Cannabis
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Texas House Passes Bill to Vastly Expand Access to Medical Cannabis

The bill would also increase from three to 12 the number of dispensaries authorized to begin growing and distributing the product.

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May 7, 2019

The Texas House on Monday advanced a bill that would expand the list of debilitating conditions that allow Texans to legally use medical cannabis.

House Bill 1365 would add Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and a bevy of other illnesses to an existing state program that currently applies only to people with intractable epilepsy who meet certain requirements.

The bill would also increase from three to 12 the number of dispensaries the Texas Department of Public Safety can authorize to begin growing and distributing the product and authorizes the implementation of cannabis testing facilities to analyze the content, safety and potency of medical cannabis.

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