Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal For Toothaches, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Says

Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal For Toothaches, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Says

Texas’s top agriculture official said during a visit to one of the state’s three licensed growers of low-THC medical marijuana last week that he supports expanding the the current limited compassionate access program to include more patients who could benefit from cannabis—including those who would use it for toothaches. “I would certainly expand medical marijuana,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “If it’ll help somebody, I’m for it. Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care. If it’s a cure, if it [alleviates] pain, we should be able to use that.” Miller’s comments, first reported by Nexstar Media Group, came Thursday after touring the Austin-area grow facility of Compassionate Cultivation and speaking with a group of parents whose children use medical marijuana to treat autism and other conditions. “Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care.” The Republican elected official stressed that while he doesn’t endorse non-medical use of marijuana, “if someone has a condition that this chemical should help, they should be able to use it.” The notion that anyone with so much as a toothache should have access to medical marijuana, however, isn’t shared by leaders in the Texas legislature, who so far have imposed strict limits on access and potency since the state legalized medical cannabis in 2015. At first, the program was open solely to patients with intractable epilepsy. A bill signed into law last year added to the list of qualifying conditions—which now includes multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, autism, spasticity and amyotrophic…

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