The Texas Senate is less interested in expanding the state’s medical marijuana program than the House is. The Senate passed a version of the bill late Tuesday that would do less to increase Texas residents’ access to medical marijuana than the bill that had earlier cleared the House.
The Senate removed chronic pain from the short list of conditions the House added to the program. The Senate also sharply reduced the amount of THC that would be allowed in medical marijuana products. The House can either agree to the Senate’s changes to the bill or send it to a conference committee to iron out the differences.