AUSTIN, Texas – Hundreds of thousands of additional Texans will have access to low-THC cannabis thanks to an expanded law.
It deals with the compassionate use of medical marijuana.
People such as veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer patients and other medical conditions approved for certain research programs will have access to medical marijuana.
And doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis with a low THC content for qualified patients.
Sam Houston State University political analyst David Smith believes this new law will help launch Governor Greg Abbott’s re-election campaign for governor in 2022.
“It’s going to reinvigorate its base, especially those who have been disenchanted because of some of its actions during the pandemic and how it continued to pull back the opening of Texas quickly,” Smith said.
The new law also increases the THC dosage limit from 0.5% to 1%.