AUSTIN - A Texas state senator plans to file a bill Tuesday that would legalize medical marijuana.

Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, announced Monday that the bill would allow patients with “debilitating and chronic medical conditions” to receive marijuana prescriptions from their doctors.

“Twenty-eight states have recognized the medical benefit of cannabis, including conservative states like Arkansas, Montana, and North Dakota,” Menendez said in a press release. “It's time Texas steps up to the plate and provide real relief for our suffering patients.”

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