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Medical Marijuana Oil: Should it be legal for more Texans?

Medical Marijuana Oil: Should it be legal for more Texans?

FORT WORTH – The first deliveries have been made; the first dispensary has opened. Now the question is how much the business of cannabis oil — a non-psychoactive form of medical marijuana — may grow here in Texas. The low-THC oil is currently available only to Texans with intractable epilepsy if the federally approved medication

FORT WORTH – The first deliveries have been made; the first dispensary has opened.

Now the question is how much the business of cannabis oil — a non-psychoactive form of medical marijuana — may grow here in Texas.

The low-THC oil is currently available only to Texans with intractable epilepsy if the federally approved medication has not helped.

State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, shepherded a law that created the Texas Compassionate Use Program through the Legislature in 2015.

The cannabis oil available for Texas patients contains the parts of a marijuana plant that lets a patient get the medical benefits without the buzz. It does not include tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive substance that produces a high.

Other marijuana use — for medical or recreational use — remains illegal in Texas and more than a dozen other states. But it is legal in some form in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

Compassionate Cultivation opened its doors to the state’s first cannabis oil dispensary for Texans who have received prescriptions from two doctors registered in the state’s Compassionate Use program on Feb. 8.

Star-Telegram

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