Medical marijuana bill before Texas Legislature

February 15, 2007

, News 8 - Austin

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.

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