Texas’ Medical Cannabis Program is Open For Business: Compassionate Cultivation Plants its First Cannabis Crop in Austin
As One of Texas’ Two Medical Cannabis Licensees, Austin-based Compassionate Cultivation Plants its First CBD-Rich Plants With Industry Partner MJardin
AUSTIN, Texas — November 1, 2017 — Compassionate Cultivation is ready to make history in the Lone Star State by planting one of Texas’ first legal cannabis crops.
The medical cannabis company—one of two businesses licensed to grow cannabis that is high in non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) and low in psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Texas—received its state license today and will immediately start cultivating its first crop inside its vertically integrated Austin facility.
Our business philosophy is built around a world-class team and responsible leadership that exceeds the state’s expectations. And most importantly we’re excited to deliver on the promise of low-THC cannabis to the Texas medical community—and to the many patients and families hoping that CBD-rich cannabis oil can help stop the cycle of suffering.
Compassionate Cultivation CEO Morris Denton
The Texas Compassionate Use Act, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, legalized the cultivation of CBD-rich cannabis—and the sale of an oil derived from that cannabis—to patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. Compassionate Cultivation won one of the state’s licenses to cultivate plants and extract and retail the cannabis oil earlier this summer.
Pending final approval from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Compassionate Cultivation plans to start selling its cannabis oil as early as January 2018—after the first batch of