AUSTIN, Texas -- Expanding Texas’ Compassionate Use Act is back on the table for the 86th Legislative session.
A bill aimed at allowing more medical conditions to qualify for the program has been filed. Currently, only patients suffering from intractable epilepsy are allowed to access it.
“The current Compassionate Use program missed a lot of patients,” said Kelly Myers who has Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
Legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana has also been filed. Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, is pushing for those caught with less than an ounce to face civil penalties instead of arrests, convictions or a criminal record.
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