CBD: This Fort Worth lawmaker proposes letting more Texans use medical cannabis oil
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More Texans might soon be able to legally use medical cannabis oil.
State Rep. Stephanie Klick — the Fort Worth Republican who shepherded through the Legislature the first bill legalizing the oil for those suffering from intractable epilepsy — now believes more Texans should be able to use the oil.
Klick’s proposal is to open the door for Texans with multiple sclerosis, spasticity and any form of epilepsy to use this oil that comes from the hemp plant. She said she plans to also add patients under palliative care to the bill.
“When I talked to medical experts, (these are the conditions) they would like to see added so they could offer (CBD oil) to their patients,” said Klick, a former nurse who authored the Compassionate Use Act that passed in 2015.
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