Medical Marijuana Bill Considered by Texas Lawmakers

Medical Marijuana Bill Considered by Texas Lawmakers

Published on Apr 28, 2015

A bill introduced this week known as the Compassionate Use Act would legalize (non-euphoric) CBD oils for treatment of those with epilepsy who aren't responding well to federally approved medication. Opponents of the bill are worried about anyone accessing any component of marijuana for fear of feeding the black market, despite CBD oils having no black market value.

"This is a focused bill designed to give people with intractable epilepsy another option when others have failed," the bill's author, state Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, told the committee. "[CBD oils] have no street value, and these families have no other options."

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