First medical marijuana dispensary opens in Texas: What you need to know

(Compassionate Cultivation)
(Compassionate Cultivation)

HOUSTON – The first licensed cannabis oil dispensary in Texas opened Thursday in Manchaca, outside Austin.

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Posted by Compassionate Cultivation on Thursday, February 8, 2018

The company, Compassionate Cultivation, is selling cannabidiol extract oil to registered patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy.

The dispensary has opened three years after The Texas Compassionate Use Act was passed. The bill required the Department of Public Safety to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose of prescribing low-THC cannabis via state-licensed dispensaries to patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy.

The dispensary is holding a grand opening party for the public Thursday, but the company notes in a press release that the “purchase of cannabis-based medicine is limited to state-registered patients and legal guardians.”

Compassionate Cultivation says its products are available at the dispensary location and via its delivery service for patients across the state.

The location’s retail operations is run by Cullen Vujosevic, who has operated licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in New Mexico, according to the company.

So how does a patient begin the process of receiving this treatment? Compassionate Cultivation explained the process like this:

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