In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed the Compassionate Use Program, allowing those with intractable epilepsy to access medical cannabis to treat their seizures.
Because of cannabis’ status as a Schedule I drug under Federal law, it cannot be “prescribed.” It can, however, be recommended and patients can be formally certified by doctors through the state registry. This small change does not expand the program, it simply corrects a small error and provides protection for participating doctors.
An amendment introduced by Rep. Lucio III’s would make this change, thus protecting doctors and bringing Texas state law in line with federal requirements.
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