TXSB269: Medicinal Cannabis for Texas

by Sam “The Mullet”

I know what you’re thinking, Texas having medicinal cannabis is unrealistic and completely far-fetched. What if I told you Texas could have medicinal cannabis for a wide array of diseases in 2017?

Texas already has the Compassionate Care Act which allows people with severe epilepsy to get CBD oil, so in all technical terms Texas is already a medicinal cannabis state. Unfortunately, a lot of our reps do not understand that cannabis can cover so many more diseases.

Texas State Capital

Senate Bill 269

Senator Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, introduced #SB269 on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

The bill does not specify the amount of cannabis patients can get and in what usage because Senator Menendez believes doctors should make that call, not politicians. This bill will allow people with cancer, PTSD, autism, HIV, chronic pain, nausea, and Parkinson’s to get the medicine that works best for them without fleeing Texas to find refuge in other medicinal cannabis states. And the best part? This is only some of the diseases featured in this bill; there are many others.

What can you do?

Call your Texas Senator who represents your district. Cruz and Cornyn represent Texas at the federal level and vote for federal bills, they would not be useful to call to tell them to vote for this state bill. Not sure who your Texas Senator is? Go to Google, type in “who’s my representative in Texas,” click the first link, type in your address, and call the numbers for your Texas State Senator.

If you’re reading this online, go to this link: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

Another phone number to call is this one (512) 463-0360.

This is the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, and the bill is currently being seen in this committee. It is vital that you call them and tell them to vote in favor to push it through. It will go through other committees and we will let you know when it goes through those committees, but it has to pass through all of these committees before getting to the House and the Senate before it can become a law.

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Different Forms of Medical Cannabis

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