The Texas House advanced a bill Monday that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program.
The program, which is one of the most restrictive in the country, allows only patients with intractable epilepsy to be prescribed CBD oil with low levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC.
Thalia Seggelink of Austin is with the group Moms Advocating For Medical Marijuana For Autism or MAMMA. When her 13-year-old son Lance was first diagnosed with autism, medical experts gave Seggelink treatment options that scared her. So she explored CBD oil as an alternative treatment.