Only Texans with intractable epilepsy can currently use medical cannabis. As new legislation heading toward the governor’s desk adds a few more conditions to the list, advocates wish lawmakers had gone further and Republicans fret about a "slippery slope."
Representative Stephanie Klick was honored for her work on legalizing medical marijuana for certain patients with epilepsy. But she voted against expanding the legislation for other conditions this session.
The Zartlers have gone through a veritable pharmacy of prescription drugs, but they say medical marijuana is the only thing that stops Kara from hitting herself.
A bill to allow severely ill or disabled patients to use medical cannabis has growing, bipartisan support. But time is running out for passage.
At SXSW, advocates say Texas lawmakers could add some financial cushioning to the budget by legalizing — and taxing — marijuana.