With just a few days left in the legislative session, the medical cannabis expansion bill is getting close to the finish line!
Yesterday, the Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously passed (9-0) a bill (HB 1535) that would expand the state’s low-THC cannabis program. The bill has already been approved by the House of Representatives and is now cleared for a vote by the full Senate.
Please call your senator to improve and pass HB 1535.
Disappointingly, the bill was amended to reduce the cap on THC from 5% to 1% by weight. (The current cap is 0.5%.) The committee also amended the qualifying conditions: The bill now expands the program to include PTSD but omits chronic pain.
The legislative session is set to end on May 31. Ask your senator to stand with patients and improve the state’s low-THC cannabis program before session ends.
Thank you to our allies at Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, who are working hard to improve and pass this legislation. Please call your senator today, and stay tuned for future updates!