SB 339 Update

We know that everyone is anxiously awaiting news regarding “what’s next” and the status regarding our CBD Oil legislation. There is a bit of progress...DPS has already established a website for the Texas Compassionate Use Act. The website is in the early stages of development… and does not contain a great deal of information…however this is a GREAT first step!  Here is the link to the DPS SB 339 website:

https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/CUP/index.htm 

Continue to monitor our Facebook and C.A.F.E. Texas page for updates! We hope you are enjoying a wonderful, fun, and safe summer!

Marijuana bill gives hope to epilepsy patients

State Bill 339 awaits governor’s signature to become first Texas marijuana law

State Bill 339 awaits governor’s signature to become first Texas marijuana law

By Ursula Pari, Anchor – KSAT-12

SAN ANTONIO - Conrad Tullis’ life has been marked by several struggles. Many could have been resolved with the passing of State Bill 339 on Tuesday. 

The bill allows doctors to prescribe a specific type of marijuana oil that could potentially wipe out the multiple seizures he experiences every day.

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Texas lawmakers OK cannabis oil for epileptic kids

Karley Davis of Fort Worth has intractable epilepsy. Her father, Jeff Davis, asked the Legislature to legalize an oil extracted from the cannabis plant that in some cases stops seizures. The House and Senate approved the measure, which now awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature. | Courtesy Davis family

Karley Davis of Fort Worth has intractable epilepsy. Her father, Jeff Davis, asked the Legislature to legalize an oil extracted from the cannabis plant that in some cases stops seizures. The House and Senate approved the measure, which now awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature. Courtesy Davis family

By Anna M. Tinsley, Star-Telegram

Jeff Davis knows that help for his daughter is just about within his reach.

A measure to make cannabis oil legal for Texans with intractable epilepsy — such as his 3-year-old daughter, Karley — received final approval from the state House Tuesday and now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott for consideration.

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Families Rejoice as State Approves Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy

By Melanie Torre, KEYE TV

Tuesday lawmakers passed the Texas Compassionate Use Act and gave Texans with intractable epilepsy hope for more successful seizure treatment. The Texas House of Representatives passed the bill legalizing Cannabidiol Oil in a 108-38 vote. The Texas Senate previously passed the bill in a vote of 26-5.

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Medical marijuana bill awaits signing

By: Adam Russell - Tyler Morning Telegraph

The fate of Texas’ first foray into accepting cannabis as medicine is now in the governor’s hands.

 Senate Bill 339, dubbed the Compassionate Use Act, by its author Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, will go to the governor’s office for a signature. Gov. Greg Abbott has made it clear he would veto any legislation that decriminalized marijuana, including lower punishments for possession or outright legalization.

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Texas House OKs Cannabis Oil in Victory for Marijuana Advocates

The Texas House on Monday approved legalizing trace amounts of a marijuana plant extract for medicinal purposes. (Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

The Texas House on Monday approved legalizing trace amounts of a marijuana plant extract for medicinal purposes. (Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015)

By NBCDFW.com

Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature.

The Republican-controlled House on Monday approved legalizing trace amounts of a marijuana plant extract for medicinal purposes. The cannabis oil wouldn't produce the high associated with other parts of marijuana. It has trace amounts of THC in it.

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House Passes Texas Compassionate Use Act, Heads to the Governor's Desk

by: Rep. Klick, Stephanie

Austin, TX – This afternoon the Texas Compassionate Use Act, filed by Senator Kevin Eltife and Representative Stephanie Klick, was passed on third and final reading in the Texas House of Representatives on a 108-38 vote. It had previously passed the Texas Senate on a 26-5 vote. This legislation, Senate Bill 339, will now head to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk for his consideration.

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Cannabis Oil Approved for Epilepsy Patients

By Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune

Despite concerns from some lawmakers that they were taking the first step toward legalizing marijuana, the Texas House tentatively approved a bill Monday that would allow epilepsy patients in Texas to use medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in the plant.

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