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Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.
HB 3703 would expand the Compassionate Use Act to make patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), autism, terminal cancer, epilepsy (rather than intractable epilepsy), a seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, and incurable neurodegenerative diseases eligible for a low-THC cannabis prescription. Only physicians qualified with respect to a patient's particular medical condition would be authorized to prescribe low-THC cannabis to treat the medical condition.
The Department of Public Safety would be prohibited from publishing the name of a physician registered under the low-THC cannabis prescriber registration, unless the physician expressly grants permission.
Texas Actions supports HB 3703 which is in generally in alignment with limited government and individual liberty. We certainly support expanding the conditions eligible for low-THC medical marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act.