Greg Abbott Says Marijuana Won’t Be Legal in Texas Under His Watch
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ended his first legislative session this week by saying recreational or medicinal marijuana won't become legal while he's in office.
Those comments came after he signed a bill into law allowing epilepsy patients to have limited access to cannabis oil to relieve symptoms. The oil comes from cannabis plants and has been shown to limit seizures, but doesn't cause a high.
Abbott was adamant that Texas won't join the nearly 20 other U.S. states that have some sort of legal medicinal marijuana.