A piece of legislation that would have expanded Texas’ limited medical marijuana program was officially ruled dead on Tuesday, after it became clear that the bill was too far back on the docket to reach the house floor by tomorrow’s legislative deadline.
According to the Texas Observer, the two lawmakers who wrote the bill, Democratic Representative Eddie Lucio III and Republican Representative, and Vans slip-on enthusiast Jason Isaac, went on Facebook Live last night to tell Texans that the bill had failed.
The legislation, House Bill 2107, was set to add a number of new conditions to the Texas Compassionate Use Act, the low-THC, extremely limited marijuana program that passed in 2015. HB 2107 would have added epilepsy, cancer and cerebral palsy to the list of accepted conditions.
After a hearing in which legislators heard the stories of 70 families who have been helped by CBD-heavy cannabis oil, HB 2107 found support from both sides of the aisle and looked like it was on its way to passing, with 76 cosigners, including 29 Republicans.
But, because of some lengthy debates over bills deemed more important by the Republican-led legislature, HB 2017…