Texas begins working to roll out limited medical marijuana program.
Texas officials are now working to create a framework for the state’s medical marijuana program registry of licensed doctors and dispensaries, as reported by San Antonio Express-News.
After a licensing and registry framework is in place, state officials will start to license cultivators and dispensaries to produce and sell medical marijuana products to qualified patients.
Texas has a relatively strict CBD-only medical marijuana law on the books that only allows for the use of liquid versions of noneuphoric cannabis.
Currently 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of medical marijuana laws, while 16 additional states have passed CBD-only laws.
CBD-only laws have been criticized by some cannabis activists who say the laws are politically motivated and not focused on medical access.
View gallery: Handy guide to 23 states where medical marijuana is legal
Gallery information via the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).