Texas' 1st Marijuana Dispensary to open in February

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on February 01, 2018.

The first ever medical marijuana dispensary of the State is set to open in Manchaca, a suburb of Austin, in next month, which will allow Texan patients to purchase their low-THC cannabis products.

Beginning February 8, Compassionate Cultivation will allow qualified patients of the State and their caregivers access to low-THC medical marijuana products and state-regulated CBD oil from a shop at 12701 Lowden Lane in Manchaca.

“We are thrilled to offer the highest quality medical cannabis products, with plants grown and refined by our cultivation and engineering experts at our state-of-the-art facility," said Compassionate Cultivation CEO Morris Denton in a release.

The Texas Department of Public Safety granted the first three medical marijuana licenses to Compassionate Cultivation, Cansortium Texasand Surterra Texasunder the state’s Compassionate Use Act, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

However, Cansortium Texas and Surterra Texas have not announced when they will begin operating their dispensaries.

The three companies will be responsible for cultivation, processing and dispensing to patients who qualify for the medical marijuana program under Texas law. 

In 2015, the Texas Compassionate Use Act was passed. It legalized oils containing CBD, a non-euphoric component of marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions.

Texas is among 29 states in the US that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, as well as 15 that have legalized medical CBD.However marijuana use is still illegal under federal law in the US.

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