AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) — Gov. Greg Abbott signed a invoice Friday centered on who can entry medical marijuana in Texas.

Home Invoice 3703 will permit medical doctors to legally permit sufferers with medical seizure problems, a number of sclerosis, spasticity, terminal most cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, autism and ALS to acquire medical cannabis with as much as .5% THC from a state-licensed dispensary.

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The invoice will assist individuals like Blake Novacek, the son of former Dallas Cowboys tight finish Jay Novacek and his spouse Amy, who has suffered with seizures after he was violently attacked as a fraternity pledge.

Simply final month, Novacek suffered from a seizure on the Texas Capitol whereas ready to speak to lawmakers about gaining authorized entry to medical marijuana.

His household stated they need to save their son’s life and cannabis has labored for him up to now.

Joshua Raines, an Military veteran with PTSD, has additionally plead with lawmakers to increase medical marijuana entry to veterans struggling with the dysfunction.

“I’ve misplaced extra associates to suicide than I’ve to fight,” he stated.

Raines handled his personal PTSD with cannabis and stated with out it, he might need died of suicide, too.

The brand new invoice goes into impact September 1.