UPDATE: HB1805 passed the House and has been assigned to the Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, where it is pending being scheduled for a hearing.
With only ONE week left in the legislative session, please ask the Lt Governor and Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee members to support this important legislation’s timely advancement!
You can also send an email to the Lt Governor and Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee members to ask for a hearing as soon as possible.
HB 1805 amends the Texas Compassionate Use Program so that physicians may recommend certain products containing fixed levels of THC to patients with “a condition that causes chronic pain, for which a physician would otherwise prescribe an opioid.” It also empowers state health officials, rather than lawmakers, to add additional qualifying conditions. The measure also replaces the THC cap by instituting a volumetric dose of 10mg.