Texas medical cannabis bill scheduled for hearing Tuesday

HB 2107 to be considered by Public Health Committee

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – A bill allowing the medical use of cannabis in Texas is set for a hearing in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday.

The bipartisan House Bill 2107 authorizes "the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.”

The bill, authored by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, Rep. James White, R-Hillister, Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, and Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, would expand on the current Compassionate Use Act

READ: What is the Compassionate Use Act?

Testimony will be heard during the hearing.

Those for and against the bill will have the opportunity to speak to the committee for two minutes each.

If the bill is considered, it will then go to the House floor for consideration.

LEARN: How does the Legislative process work?

Below is a link to our special look at the debate over medical marijuana legislation in Texas:

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