Texas cannabis dispensary Compassionate Cultivation has officially harvested their first crop of medical cannabis that will be available to registered Texas patients next month. (Photo, Christina Acosta)
Compassionate Cultivation, a state-licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary located south of Austin, has officially harvested their first crop of medical cannabis last Friday.
The plants are in preparations for making cannabidiol (CBD) extract oil available to registered Texas patients next month under the Texas Compassionate Use Act. The dispensary is the only Texas licensed cannabis business in the state and has followed the regulations of Department of Public Safety (DPS) to allow Texas patients to find relief with cannabis-based medicine.
DPS also routinely visits the location on a weekly basis to ensure compliance with state regulations.
Under the Act, passed in 2015, low THC cannabis is only provided for the medical use of non-smokable forms. Low-THC medical cannabis must contain 10 percent or more CBD and not more than 0.5 percent THC.
Even employees of the facility must undergo a month-long RSD-52 Federal background check to ensure a clean record free of even slight misdemeanors.
“People’s perceptions are changing each day as people become more educated and informed about cannabis and the healing power of cannabis is an eye opener,” said Compassionate Cultivation CEO Morris Denton. “People are becoming informed about how we run our business and our medical facility. The combinations of those things will change perceptions.”
Under this program, patients who are diagnosed with intractable epilepsy are the only patients who are qualified