Medical Cannabis

Healthcare icon: grey heart with white cross insideOur Position

Texas should expand the Compassionate Use program. We SUPPORT SB 90 (Menendez) / HB 209 (Reynolds) and HB 1365 (Lucio III) on authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities. We SUPPORT HB 3703 (Klick) on dispensing, administration, and use of low-THC cannabis, authorizing low-THC cannabis research, and authorizing a fee.


Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

Supporting Organizations

The Latest

May 23: Our statement on HB 3703 after it passed the Senate

May 17: Texas medical marijuana expansion gains steam in Senate, even after previous stonewalling Texas Tribune

May 13: The Senate is hesitating on giving any medical cannabis bills a hearing. Contact your Senator!

May 6: The House passed HB 1365. On the the Senate (organizations, take action)!

May 3: HB 1365 (Lucio III) will be heard on the House floor Monday, May 6.

Mar. 29: Will Texas Finally Go to Pot? Evan Smith talks to state Sen. Jose Menéndez about marijuana’s bipartisan moment — how the politics of legalization, decriminalization, medical cannabis and CBD oil make for strange budfellows. Point of Order Podcast.

Mar. 19: Medical cannabis expansion has high support in the Texas Legislature. But Dan Patrick might stand in the way. Texas Tribune

Mar. 8: Texas lawmaker whose bill allowed medical cannabis oil wants to expand its use in 2019 good context and comparison of efforts to expand Compassionate Use, Texas Tribune

Mar. 7: 54% of registered Texas voters would support legalizing marijuana for any use, and an additional 26% say it should be legal for medical use University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll, Q44.

Feb. 18: Rockwall Resident Advocates At Texas Capitol For Expansion of Compassionate Use of Marijuana Front Porch News


CTD’s diverse membership and member organizations support the expansion of the Texas Compassionate Use Program to cover more Texans. Current policy on medical cannabis and qualifying conditions allow access to safe and legal cannabis to less than 1% of Texans. Many Texans with disabilities who could benefit significantly from safe, legal medical marijuana are denied access under the current program.

Expansion of qualifying conditions and cannabis options:

Ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis through regulation:

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