It has been three years since Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law, giving patients the ability to purchase a non-intoxicating strain of cannabis oil. The law, which is designed for epilepsy patients, allowed a few cannabis farmers to start growing the plants needed to extract this medicine in May of 2017. Still, the people qualifying for participation in this program have been left wondering when will CBD oil be available? Well, with the news that Texas makes first cannabis harvest, we know that the wait is almost over.
Earlier last week, Texas’ first medical marijuana company reportedly harvested its initial crop. This brings the dispensary one step closer to marketing its product to those with permission to make cannabis oil a part of their overall treatment program.
The process, which takes four months to complete from seed to sale, will now enter the extraction phase. From there, the cannabis oil known as “Charlotte’s Web” will be packaged for distribution.
“It’s a historic day for us, for Texas, for Texans, for those people that have been long waiting for this medicine,” Compassionate Cultivation CEO Morris Denton told the Houston Press. “We’re dedicated to creating the highest quality, consistent medicine and to be transparent in how we operate our business and to run our business with integrity. We want to do nothing except make Texans proud,” he added.
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