Texas Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill

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Texas Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill

Medical_Symbol-leavesTexas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 339 this afternoon, legalizing the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy.

Under the new law, sponsored Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), those with epilepsy will be allowed to possess and use low-THC cannabis, so long as they receive a recommendation from a physician, and they consume the medicine through a means other than smoking (vaporizing, edibles, tinctures, etc.).

The law authorizes a minimum of three dispensaries throughout the state, which will be licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to advocates of the bill, roughly 150,000 Texans live with epilepsy.

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