Medical marijuana bill before Texas Legislature
February 15, 2007
Once again, a medical marijuana bill is before the Texas State Legislature. Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin, filed the bill (1534) Thursday.
It would apply to patients who have been advised by their doctor to use marijuana for a medical condition.
The bill allows medical marijuana patients to tell a court why they're using marijuana.
Currently a judge could rule that information inadmissible.
Included in the bill is a clause protecting doctors who recommend marijuana use from disciplinary action.
Naishtat filed a similar bill during the last legislative session.