Texans Want to Expand Conditions for Medical Marijuana
Thousands of people living with chronic pain are hoping lawmakers at the Texas Capitol provide them with relief in the form of medical marijuana.
Last week, the Texas House Committee on Public Health unanimously approved a bill to increase the THC limits in medical cannabis and expand who is eligible to use it.
House Bill 1805, by State Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), would expand the list of eligible Texans to anyone with a debilitating medical condition or chronic pain.
This is something that Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is on board with.
“Chronic pain is not approved,” Miller said, “You know, a lot of people are using it, of course we’re making criminals out of them and that just needs to stop.”
The bill would also increase how much THC can be prescribed.