July 19, 2024

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New low-THC Texas medical marijuana law expands qualifiers

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AUSTIN, Texas – Hundreds of thousands more Texans will have access to low-THC cannabis thanks to an expanded law.

It deals with the compassionate use of medical marijuana.

People such as veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer patients, and other medical conditions who are approved for certain research programs have access to medical marijuana.

And doctors will be able to prescribe low-THC cannabis to qualifying patients.

The political scientist Dr. Sam Houston State University’s David Smith believes this new bill will help kickstart Governor Greg Abbott’s re-election campaign for governor in 2022.

“It will revitalize his base, especially those disaffected by some of his actions during the pandemic and how he kept pushing back on the rapid opening of Texas,” Smith said.

The new law also raises the dosage limit for THC from 0.5 percent to 1 percent.