Texas Bill Could Legalize Medical Marijuana

April 30, 2007

, KXAN - TV36 (Austin)

A proposed bill in the state Legislature is pushing to legalize marijuana for legitimate medical illnesses. The drug would act as a pain reliever. One Texas organization supports the idea.  

"[Monday] evening, we are holding a shadow hearing for House Bill 1534," said Noelle Davis with Texans for Medical Marijuana, "because we have not been able to get a regular public hearing scheduled. So we are having our own to create a space for patients, family members and the public to really learn more about this issue and why it's important to Texans."

A public hearing is scheduled for Monday at 6:45 p.m. inside the Texas Capitol.

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