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    Will Texas Be The Next Medical Marijuana State?

    Will Texas Be The Next Medical Marijuana State?

    DECEMBER 6TH, 2016

    Medical cannabis could be coming to the Lone Star State in 2017.

    On Tuesday, State Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) pre-filed a bill to make Texas the 29th state in the U.S. with a comprehensive medical marijuana law.

    “Doctors, not politicians, should be determining what is best for Texas patients,” Menéndez said, surrounded by medical cannabis supporters at a press conference to announce the legislation. “This is legitimate medicine that can help a of variety people, from the grandmother suffering from cancer to the veteran coping with PTSD after returning home from war.”

    Menéndez’s bill, SB 269, would allow people with cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain and other conditions to get doctors’ recommendations to legally use and cultivate cannabis.

    Texas already has a law allowing people with intractable epilepsy to use low-THC cannabidiol oil.

    Earlier this year, the state Republican Party inserted plank in its platform calling for that existing law, which Menéndez co-authored, to be expanded along the lines of what his new bill would to.

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    I would like to see that

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    Will Texas Be The Next Medical Marijuana State?

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