Texas Lawmakers Pre-File Bills to Expand Medical Cannabis Program, Legalize Adult-Use

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Texas lawmakers have pre-filed several bills that would expand the state’s medical cannabis program and legalize adult-use ahead of the 2021 legislative session, according to a FOX 7 Austin report.

Under Texas’ current medical cannabis law, patients may access low-THC cannabis for serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, but new legislation introduced by Sen. Jose Mendez, S.B. 90, would allow doctors to recommend medical cannabis to patients with any condition they deem necessary, FOX 7 Austin reported.

In addition, Rep. Roland Gutierrez has pre-filed S.B. 140 to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, which he says would create 30,000 new jobs and create more than $3 billion in revenue, according to an ABC13.com report.

The legislature will reconvene in January.

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