Letters to the Editor

All Points: Smoke dope legally in Texas?

The Texas Senate voted to legalize oils containing a component from marijuana for treating epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. A companion bill by Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, passed out of a House committee. Meanwhile, a House committee approved a measure that would legalize possession and delivery of marijuana in Texas, although the bill isn’t expected to make much more progress in the Legislature this year. It can take several legislative sessions for some measures to take hold and finally pass. Are these the small steps that eventually will lead to full medical use of marijuana products or even legalization in Texas? If so, how long will it take, and is it good or bad?

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