Medical Marijuana Defense Bill in Texas

By Paul Armentano

House Bill 1491, an act to allow qualified patients to raise an affirmative defense to prosecution for the possession of medical cannabis, has been reintroduced in the Texas legislature.
This proposal would enact limited legal protections for patients who use cannabis under a doctor’s supervision. It would also enact legal protections for physicians who make oral or written recommendations to their patients regarding the use of medicinal cannabis. The full text of the bill can be read here.
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