Last week the Texas House passed two limited medical cannabis bills (HB 1365 and HB 3703). Both bills have arrived in the Senate and been referred to committee. At this time, only HB 3703 has been scheduled for a hearing in the Health and Human Service (HHS) Committee on Friday, May 17th. HB 3703 is Rep. Stephanie Klick’s proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity, but it leaves behind those who need THC or have an unlisted medical condition like cancer, PTSD, and severe pain. We want a medical cannabis program that is more inclusive and doesn’t get in the way of a doctor’s ability to treat their patient. (UPDATE: HB 1365 was just referred to the HHS Committee. Ask them to add it to Friday’s agenda!)
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Hearings in the Senate work differently than those in the House. Legislators have requested that the public register in support of the bill. Learn more about senate hearings.
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