A marijuana grower in Texas is naming a new strain after a Republican representative. On November 28, Compassionate Cultivation —a state-licensed marijuana producer and dispenser — will honor Representative Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) by naming one of their vegetation rooms as well as their very first cannabis strain after her.
The dedication is an acknowledgement of the work Rep. Klick put into co-writing and campaigning for the Texas Compassionate Use Act, which was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015. The new law allows patients with epilepsy to use cannabidiol oil (CBD) — a non-psychoactive cannabis extract.
“Rep. Stephanie Klick helped start this important movement along with the great people at the Epilepsy Foundation Texas,” Compassionate Cultivation CEO Morris Denton said via press release. “It took someone of a special background, a longtime nurse, to really understand from a medical perspective the hope, promise and truth that this medicine represents.”
Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth)
He added that like Klick, the cultivation room named after her will be a lifesaver.
“And just as Rep. Klick gave life to the Compassionate Use Act, the Honorable Stephanie Klick Room will give life to every dose of medicine that will ever come out of our facility,” Denton said.
But for Rep. Klick, the biggest reward for her efforts is knowing that patients finally have access to the medicine they need.
“I’m thankful that these Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy will soon have an alternative treatment option,” said Klick.