Texas Governor to Sign Low-THC Medical Cannabis Bill

texasTexas Governor Greg Abbott will sign Senate Bill 339 on Monday, a legislative proposal to legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy, according to a news advisory. Governor Abbott plans to sign the bill at an afternoon ceremony with the bill’s authors, Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth).

Under the new law, those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician would be authorized to possess and use low-THC (now more than 0.5%), high-CBD (at least 10%) cannabis.  The Texas Department of Public Safety is directed to grant licenses to at minimum of three organizations by September 2017 that will be authorized to distribute cannabis medicines.

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