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Study Links Medical Cannabis Legalization to Lower Opioid Prescription Rates

After two decades of going all-in on opioids, the medical community is now desperately searching for ways to de-escalate their use. What a powerful cabal of pharmaceutical manufacturers convinced doctors was a panacea to cure chronic pain and ease suffering has revealed itself to be the agent of a suffering of another sort: the nationwide …

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Marijuana’s success and failure in the 2019 Texas legislative session

Home»News»Marijuana’s success and failure in the 2019 Texas legislative session Stephen Carter 2019-05-28 Texas capitol building in Austin the night of the HB 1365 medical marijuana hearing. The 2019 legislative session is over, how did the issue of cannabis law reform in Texas fare? The 86th Texas legislative session has wrapped, and its end brings …

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Texas expansion of medical cannabis nears finish line after Senate approval

If the House approves changes made by the upper chamber, the bill will head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. Marijuana advocates were handed an unlikely victory Wednesday after the Texas Senate advanced a bill greatly expanding the list of debilitating medical conditions that can legally be treated by cannabis oil in the state. Although the …

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Texas Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill, Rejects Inclusion of PTSD

Medical marijuana patients scored a tentative win on Wednesday when the Texas Senate passed a revised version of a house bill that would add several qualifying health conditions to the state’s requirements for access to medical cannabis. Now individuals with all forms of epilepsy, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, ALS, terminal cancer, autism, and incurable …

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Local Family Speaks About How Medical Cannabis Has Helped Their Son

As the Texas Legislature debates the expansion of the current medical marijuana law, one San Antonio family is seeing the benefits of the medical cannabis oil they give to their son. For the past year, David and Melyssa Stallcup have been giving their 3-year-old son, Dawson, a cannabis oil called “Lone Star” from Compassionate Cultivation, …

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Texas House Passes Second, More Limited Bill Expanding Access to Medical Cannabis

It was the second time in as many days that the lower chamber moved to increase which medical conditions allow Texans to use CBD oil for treatment. But both bills face an uphill battle in the Senate. Four years after state Rep. Stephanie Klick authored legislation that legalized the sale of medical cannabis oil to …

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Texas House Advances Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Access

The Texas House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that would greatly expand access to the state’s medical marijuana program. The measure, House Bill 1365, was passed by a vote of 121-23 and will next advance to the more conservative Texas Senate for consideration. Democratic Rep. Eddie Lucio III, the sponsor of the legislation, …

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Texas House votes overwhelmingly to expand medical marijuana program

Home»News»Texas House votes overwhelmingly to expand medical marijuana program Stephen Carter 2019-05-06 The Texas House of Representatives voted today to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program by a vote of 121-23. Pending a third reading and another vote, HB 1365, authored by Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville), the legislation heads to the Senate next …

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Medical marijuana bill scheduled for vote in Texas House

Home»News»Medical marijuana bill scheduled for vote in Texas House Stephen Carter 2019-05-03 Following a flurry of phone calls to members of the House Committee on Calendars, a bill which expands Texas’ medical marijuana program has been scheduled for a vote in the Texas House of Representatives on Monday, May 6. There was worry that HB …

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