By Nick Russo

While nearly half of the United States of America has legalized marijuana to some degree Texas is still finding it’s way toward legalization. Harris County has taken steps to defer criminalization for marijuana but now Texas has taken a huge step toward some type of legalization.

According to a Texas news source:

Texas has issued its first medical marijuana license, and two more companies are expected to be awarded licenses soon.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Cansortium Texas, which is a part of Florida-based Cansortium Holdings, received a license Friday. The company will be allowed to grow, process and sell medical marijuana for patients with a rare form of epilepsy.

The licenses were issued under the Texas Compassionate Use Act that was signed into law in 2015. While it’s a small breakthrough it is a breakthrough nonetheless.

States like California and Colorado have already seen the benefits to their economy after legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. We shall see where this directs our lawmakers in Austin.

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