Texas Medical Cannabis Law To Take Effect In September

One of the new laws scheduled to take effect this September 1st is the Compassionate Use Act. The bill signed by Governor Abbott back in 2015 was supposed to grant access to CBD oil derived from the cannabis plant to Texans suffering with intractable epilepsy.

However, in a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, leaders in the Texas medical cannabis industry say that although they appreciate Governor Abbott’s past support, unless he takes action now to initiate changes to the Compassionate Use Program, (CUP), the life changing medication will remain out of reach for most Texans suffering with this debilitating condition.

Chad Sykes, Chief of Cultivation at Alamo CBD and MCAT co-founder, says that he feels that the implementation of the Compassionate Use Act as currently designed is problematic.

“Having reviewed the program, I have serious questions about how the medicine is going to be produced and delivered to the...

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