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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