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Texas Bill for Marijuana Reform


Medical marijuana is not yet fully legal in the State of Texas, but it will be soon! Lawmakers are pushing for a fully operational medical cannabis program, and we have high hopes that the legislation will pass sometime in 2023.


The state continues to inch forward with progress with legislation. Last week, Representative Terry Canales pushed House Bill 127, which focuses on lowering penalties for marijuana possession.


This is one of a few bills that have already been filed by Texas lawmakers concerning marijuana for this session. According to Canales, marijuana concentrates are treated much more harshly than actual cannabis flower as far as penalties and fines.


He went on to explain, “You could spend a lifetime in prison for the same amount of marijuana concentrate that a bag of pot would have if you put that amount and change the characteristic into a brownie,”


Making your own cannabis edibles from concentrate could result in a first degree felony depending on the amount of cannabis used in the edibles. This is the equivalent punishment of a murder first-degree felony charge.


House Bill 127 would make the penalties and fines for concentrates similar to the penalties for regular flower.


We hope that this bill will pass, because there is a huge disparity between concentrate and flower punishments. If it does pass, it would take effect in September of 2023.


Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Texas

Although Texas does have a medical marijuana program, it is too small to fully meet the needs of Texas patients. There are only three dispensing organizations in the entire state, but over 37,000 patients.


It is also estimated that this number will increase by 300% by the end of 2023. With the growing number of medical marijuana patients, we are hopeful that Texas lawmakers will push for the expansion of the program even further.


There are two things you can do today to lend a hand to the expansion of Texas’ medical marijuana program.


First, let your state representatives know how you feel about Texas’ overly restrictive medical marijuana program. Second, support the cause by finding out if you qualify for a Texas Marijuana Card, and get one if you do.


Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our qualified, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you the moment the law changes.


You’ll meet with your doctor virtually using your smartphone or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together, you’ll discuss your qualifying condition and how you might benefit from medical marijuana, all without leaving your home. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!


 

Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.


At Texas Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.


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