In 2015, our legislature passed the Compassionate Use Act (SB 339), a bill that allows limited access to cannabis for those with a very rare form of epilepsy.
Last year, Texas State Rep. Eddie Lucio III authored and championed a bill (HB 2107) that would have made medical cannabis available to those with a variety debilitating health conditions. While the proposal was ultimately unsuccessful, it did earn bipartisan support from more than half of the Texas House of Representatives, including three of the four members who are physicians by trade.
Stephen Sealey of ValleyCentral.com reports that Rep. Lucio III continues his work on this issue:
State Rep. Eddie Lucio III pushes for legalized medical cannabis
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