I noticed a 1000% spike in traffic this morning. I thought to myself, “what did I miss, what happened. Are we in trouble??” Yeah I know, it seems a bit dramatic but I knew something had happened.
Ahh Reddit happened. I finally tracked it down to a couple of Reddit threads. It was pretty fun reading the comments and threads. Some hilarious and interesting conversations. And just to set anyone’s concerns at ease, the Texas Marijuana Flag stickers are coming and this is not a DEA trick. (of course that’s what the DEA would say right)
*Also because of this we created a “reddit” discount code for the Loan Leaf shirt, pick one up for $18.
With 24 states supporting some form of Legal Marijuana / Cannabis is it legal in Texas? Not yet but it will be… well, sort of. It’s a tiny baby step in the right direction. Teeny tiny step but it will be “legal marijuana” or to be more exact it’s CBD based medical marijuana.
On June 1, 2015, Gov. Greg Abbot signed SB 339 into law. The Texas Compassionate Use Act, intended to allow some qualifying patients to access “low-THC cannabis”. Marijuana that contains 10% or more cannabidiol (CBD) and not more than 0.5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
The state has until September 2017 to issue at least three licenses to businesses that wish to operate. There is no limit to the number of businesses that can be licensed but intractable epilepsy is the only condition that qualifies, and the patient must be a permanent resident of Texas.
We are talking prescriptions though, not just recommendations. This seems like it could be the golden ticket to me. Allowing doctors to legally acknowledge and encourage their patients to try medical marijuana as a viable treatment is a positive step forward but there’s work to be done and education & awareness to spread.
2017 is coming. I’ll be interested to see if dispensaries can support themselves off of “low-THC” medical marijuana for only intractable epilepsy patients.
What do you think about this? Is it a positive step forward or a meaningless gesture?
We’re just getting things started here on the site. As you probably know Texan’s are still facing strict marijuana prohibition laws. However we at Dallas Cannabis Co. are optimistic about the future of your rights when it comes to possessing and using marijuana, may it be for medical or recreational use.
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