Texas' First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Set to Open in December

Texas' First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Set to Open in December

Registered Texas patients will be able to call in and pick up their orders at their Schulenburg location.

October 10, 2017
Houston Public Media
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In just two months, Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy will be able to purchase a type of medicinal cannabis approved by the state. The dispensary itself is located outside a rural Texas town better known for its dancehalls, polka music and kolaches.

Texas’ medical cannabis law, known as the “Compassionate Use Program," works like this: patients with epilepsy and a doctor’s recommendation can register with the state, which allows them to visit 1 of 3 licensed dispensaries to purchase cannabis oil. The oil must only contain 0.5% THC or less in order for it to be legal in the state.

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The oil can either be inhaled through a vaporizer or taken sublingually.

Jose Hidalgo, is the owner of Knox Medical, the first dispensary to be licensed by the state.  His company has licensed medical cannabis operations in Florida and Puerto Rico. For its Texas operation, Knox Medical chose the City of Schulenburg with a population of just under 3,000 residents.

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