Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill, Setting Its Course To Governor’s DeskPosted by On

The Texas Senate unanimously passed legislation expanding the Texas Compassionate Use Program on Wednesday. The legislation is expected to become law, enabling more patients to purchase marijuana-derived CBD oil in Texas.

Currently, only Texans with intractable epilepsy may receive marijuana-derived CBD oil from one of three state-sanctioned dispensaries.

The bill sponsored by New Braunfels Republican Donna Campbell expands the range of medical conditions where CBD has been shown to improve a patient’s quality of life.

The conditions include any form of epilepsy and muscle spasticity as well as terminal cancer, any form of neurodegenerative disease, autism, Lou Gehrig’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

“While we don’t have great data to support the use of medical cannabis, we’ve got enough anecdotal and white-paper research to show that it help some limited diagnosis,”…

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