Texas Medical Marijuana Law
In 2015, the Texas Compassionate Use Act was signed into law; although, it will likely need significant changes to function properly. Nonetheless, it shows that the state legislature recognizes the benefits of medical marijuana for extremely ill citizens. The TCUA allows some qualifying citizens access to low-THC marijuana (marijuana that contains 10% or more cannabidiol, or CBD, and no more than 0.5% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC). Regulated businesses known as dispensing organizations will be allowed to cultivate, process, and distribute the low-THC marijuana to certain patients.
View the Texas Compassionate Use Act.
According to a poll from June 2015, 68% of Texans support reducing penalties for low-level marijuana possession.
Marijuana use is currently illegal in Texas, except for seriously ill citizens that qualify for marijuana under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.