Texas Expands Access to Medical Marijuana

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law expanding who can access medical marijuana products in the state of Texas.Abbott signed House Bill 3703 on Friday. Beginning Sept 1., specialty doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana for ailments including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, ALS, terminal cancer, autism and spasticity. Current state law allows only those patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy to be prescribed medical cannabis products, which in Texas may only contain low levels of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.These products cannot be smoked. In Texas, the state's only dispensary offer medical marijuana only in oil and inhaler forms.  Continue reading...

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