Advocates for legalizing marijuana in Texas for medical purposes delivered a simple plea to state lawmakers Tuesday night: Don’t let misconceptions continue to block a life-improving treatment for people with serious health problems.

They drove home their request with wrenching personal tales of debilitating conditions untreatable with conventional drugs because of ineffectiveness or intolerable side effects.

Medicinal marijuana “will allow me to get off some really strong drugs — some of which harm me as much as my ailment does,” said Cherie Rineker, a 49-year-old mother from Lake Jackson who was diagnosed with a type of incurable blood cancer in 2012. 

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