SAN ANTONIO —
Medical marijuana in Texas
Texas could lose millions in revenue in the future if the state doesn’t follow through on a medical marijuana program it passed.
Forbes reports one of the major obstacles to establishing the program in Texas is that the state law requires doctors to write a prescription for the medical marijuana. Since marijuana is still federally illegal and a controlled substance, doctors can’t legally write a prescription for it. Plus, a pharmacy would have to fill the prescription instead of a dispensary. The Texas Compassionate Use Act was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott back in 2015. The Texas legislature would need to amend the law to get around these roadblocks.
Another issue has to do with those who can obtain a prescription for medical marijuana in Texas. According to Forbes, intractable epilepsy is the only approved disease in the program. That means cancer patients, those in pain and veterans with PTSD would still be unable to legally get the medical marijuana. Forbes reports that a bill currently in the Texas House and Senate could expand that list though and there is bipartisan support for it.
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It’s been estimated that medical marijuana sales in Texas could reach $600 million by 2021.
SeaWorld attendance down
Seaworld is still having trouble.
The company says attendance is down company wide, although the San Antonio park did see more visitors.
Attendance has taken a dive at the amusement park