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Texas Legislature 2021

A bill to expand Texas’ medical marijuana program started moving in the Senate. Advocates worry time is running out.

House Bill 1535 would expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include those with chronic pain, all cancer patients and Texans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mature marijuana plants at Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation Medical Marijuana facility in South Austin on April 30, 2021.

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