Go inside one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries in Texas

First cannabis crop ready at Austin-area medical marijuana facility

AUSTIN, Texas – There are three licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Texas.

One -- called Compassionate Cultivation -- is outside Austin.

The three facilities were allowed to be opened after the 2015 Texas Compassion Use Act was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. 

There's a significant impact that this medicine can make with intractable epilepsy." - Garret Nicodemas, Compassionate Cultivation

The growing process at Compassionate Cultivation began last Halloween, the same day the state gave the company their license.

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From there the plant goes through stages of extraction, filtration and testing to make sure patients are given a high-quality medicine.

So who qualifies to receive the low-CBD oil? Check the infographic below to find out!

Click HERE for 5 things you need to know about Texas' Compassionate Use Act

About the Author

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with 15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast Texas Crime Stories.

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