Democratic State Senator José Menéndez from the 26th District recently filed a bill that would expand access to medical marijuana to patients in Texas. If passed, the proposed legislation would greatly increase the number of debilitating medical conditions that qualify for the Texas Compassionate Use Program. Senate Bill 90 would also allow doctors to treat medical cannabis like any other medicine.
“Doctors, not politicians, should determine what is best for Texas patients,” said Senator Menéndez.
SB 90 isn’t the first pro-pot bill that Senator Menéndez has supported, as he has demonstrated a leadership position on this issue in Texas, having filed medical cannabis legislation in two previous sessions, Senate Bill 1839 in 2015 and Senate Bill 269 in 2017. He was also the coauthor of the landmark Senate Bill 339 which allowed for limited cannabis use for people with intractable epilepsy.
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