Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

By: Mark Wiggins and Amber Downing, KVUE TV

AUSTIN – Texas' first medical marijuana bill, specifically for epilepsy patients, is headed to the governor's desk

Senate Bill 339 would legalize low-THC marijuana based oil, allowing doctor-prescribed oil derived from the marijuana plant for use in treating intractable epilepsy. The bill allows up to three dispensaries licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety to sell medical marijuana oil to certain epilepsy patients who have a prescription.

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