AUSTIN, Texas -A federal reversal on legalized marijuana is causing uncertainty for some Texas families.
The state has a limited number of dispensaries authorized to produce cannabis oil to treat epilepsy, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he’s going after legalized marijuana.
It’s not clear what will happen to the Texas dispensaries, and this uncertainty is causing concern for some families who say medicine made from cannabis is their only hope – like Debbie Tolany.
Tolany’s son Miles suffers from several disorders, including autism and epilepsy.
“He deserves as many chances as he can get,” Tolany said.
She worries one chance for her son could be slipping away.
“Here we are about to have access to CBD in the state of Texas and today that is now on the brink of being taken away from us,” Tolany said.
In 2015, Texas’ Compassionate Use Act opened the door for doctors to recommend low-THC CBD oil to patients. The oil is taken from cannabis plants and can help with seizures.
But as dispensaries like Compassionate Cultivation in South Austin get set to distribute CBD oil to patients, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is deciding to crack down on states with legalized marijuana.
“(It) simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders as she briefed reporters Thursday.
But as Heather Fazio