Austin City Council supports use of medical marijuana

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin City Council has voted to support the use of medical marijuana in Texas.

Still, it won’t have any legal impact.

Councilmen Bill Spelman and Mike Martinez say they wanted to show their support to provide a legal defense for Texas patients who use medical marijuana.

Earlier this year, The Marijuana Policy set up shop in Austin in an effort to legalize marijuana in Texas.

The group helped to pass Colorado’s recreational laws, and now they’re hoping to do the same in Texas. They hope to pass measures through the legislature in 2015 and 2017 and have legalization achieved in 2019. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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