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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas’ medical marijuana program is one of the most restrictive in the country. Advocates hope the Legislature will change that.

There are 3,519 Texans registered with the state to use medical marijuana, though advocates say 2 million people are eligible based on current law.

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A push to expand the law

Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Dr. Robert S. Marks MD. is the founder of The Diagnostic Pain Center in Austin. Despite the lack of autonomy across the state in his opinion, Dr. Marks continues to enter his patients into the Texas Compassionate Use registry when necessary to allow for the use of medical marijuana. Dr. Marks is pictured on Dec. 7, 2020.

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