The State Public Health Committee began hearings on House Bill 1805, an expansion bill of the state’s Compassionate Use Program for the use of medical cannabis.
The Bill, filed by North Texas Republican Stephanie Klick, could allow thousands of Texans access to stronger cannabis treatments. Some with THC levels as high as 5%. But with stronger products on the market comes an array of safety concerns.
David Urbanowicz, with Metrc, shared with FOX 44 News some of the tools and regulations in place to ensure the consumer market for buying is safe.
“What we’re talking about with the medical program is Delta-9, and that is all very heavily regulated. Typically, states will require third-party tests. It has to pass those tests in order to wait for it to reach the consumer. So again, that is much, much safer, much more well regulated typically,” said Metrc's Vice President of External Affairs.
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