Texas Compassionate Use Act
While Texas has gained a somewhat notorious anti-medical and recreational stance towards cannabis, baby steps have recently been taken by the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act in 2015. The law states that those suffering from intractable epilepsy, specifically, can receive a prescription from a qualified, registered doctor for low-THC, high-CBD cannabis if two other treatments have been proven to be ineffective.
The first dispensary to receive the license to grow this low-level cannabis was Knox Medical, a dispensary in Schulenburg, Texas. The quaint town of 2500 about 90 minutes southeast of Austin is the host of the first legal medical dispensary in Texas. To gain a better insight into the Knox Medical and how the first dispensary in a oftentimes anti-marijuana state.
Based out of Miami, Knox Medical is unique in that they use CO2 extraction as opposed to butane. According to Florida law, there are ten conditions that qualify a patient for medical cannabis and those conditions range from ALS to cancer and PTSD.
As opposed to their retail dispensaries in other states, Knox Medical has no brick and mortar location in Texas. Instead, they hand deliver their products to their patients.
Now in the small town of Schulenberg, Knox Medical plans to have their first shipments of CBD oil for intractable epilepsy patients within the next few days. To keep track of patients and exactly how much medicine they’re given, Knox along with the other two dispensaries will be using the