In a significant move for the state of Texas, the Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill that would expand the state's medical cannabis program. The bill, which passed by a vote of 121-23, would allow patients with a wide range of medical conditions to access medical cannabis, including those with cancer, PTSD, and chronic pain.
Under the current law in Texas, medical cannabis is only available to patients with intractable epilepsy. This has left many patients with serious medical conditions without access to the medicine they need. The new bill would change that, making medical cannabis available to a much larger group of patients.
While the bill still has a ways to go before it becomes law, its passage in the Texas House is a significant step forward. Supporters of medical cannabis in Texas hope that this will lead to more comprehensive medical cannabis legislation in the future.
But not everyone is happy about the bill's passage. Some opponents argue that medical cannabis is a slippery slope toward recreational use and that it could lead to increased crime and drug addiction. However, supporters point out that medical cannabis has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions, and that expanding access to it could improve the lives of countless Texans.
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