Texas House Committee Holding Hearing on Medical Marijuana Legislation Tomorrow (May 1)

Tomorrow, May 1, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will join with patients, caregivers, and medical professionals from around the state to testify in support of House Bill 2107.

The Texas House Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing Tuesday on the bipartisan proposal that’s meant to fix the state’s “unworkable” medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.

According to a press release sent today by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, the group will hold a pre-hearing media availability at 3 p.m. CT tomorrow, directly outside the hearing room (E2.012) of the State Capitol. Coalition leaders will be joined by patients (including Texas veterans), caregivers, medical professionals, and advocates from around the state who will be testifying in support of HB 2107, as well as multiple Texas families that have relocated to other states so their children can access medical marijuana.

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Canada Human Rights Board Rules Employee Insurance Must Cover Medical Marijuana Expenses

An independent human rights board of inquiry in Canada has ruled that medical marijuana expenses should be covered by an employee’s insurance plan.

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The case revolves around Gordon Skinner, a resident of Head of Chezzetcook who had a motor vehicle accident while working as an elevator mechanic. He had been denied coverage for medical marijuana, even though it relieved his chronic pain symptoms over conventional treatments and even though he had health insurance through his employer.

Benjamin Perryman, chair of the human rights board, ruled that Skinner’s plan (a basic healthcare plan) includes conditions and rules for the coverage of medical marijuana as an eligible expense, given it’s a prescribed medicine like others that are covered.

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