Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Texas

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Texas

Everyone knows that Texas is far from being a “front-runner” in terms of progression, and because of that the policies against marijuana are heavily outdated and being that it’s one of the most conservative states in the country, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

What really shocked the world was the Texas Compassionate Use Act passed in 2015, allowing for physicians who specialize in neurology, child neurology, and epilepsy to prescribe low THC cannabis oil for patients with intractable epilepsy. This was the groundbreaking moment for medical marijuana to be viewed in a more positive light in Texas, which led to the birth of a few medical marijuana dispensaries in Texas that are open as of today!

Now these aren’t the typical dispensaries you would think of in your head when you hear the name. It’s not like Colorado or Washington where you walk in and get your choice to anything and everything they have in the shop, and that’s really the biggest difference between them. In states where cannabis is legal for recreational use, dispensaries are presented to customers as a store, whereas in Texas, they’re more like a small doctors office.

3 Different Dispensaries in Texas

Compassionate Cultivation

Compassionate Cultivation was the first walk in Dispensary open for business in Texas. It is currently operational Monday through Friday, and I believe the hours are from 9 am to 5 pm. It’s located in Manchaca, TX just outside of the Austin area.

Their goal is to have products that naturally produce a 20:1 or better ratio of CBD to THC. Because currently the doctors and physicians still are required to give very low amounts of THC.

They’ve actually just launched a new product called “Lonestar Spray”. It’s supposed to have enhanced absorption and ease of delivery especially in patients who can’t hold the medication under their tongue or in the cheek pouch long enough to allow mucosal absorption. https://texasoriginalcc.com/

Cansortium Texas

Cansortium Texas, or better known as “Knox Medical” is another dispensary that was licensed under the Texas Compassionate Use Act that allows for patients with epilepsy to use low THC and high CBD products for their conditions.

They don’t have a whole lot of dispensaries but they do have a few spread out through the states. Depending on where you are and the regulation laws, the amount of THC and CBD in the products will vary from dispensary to dispensary. Knox Medical currently is set up in Tallahassee, St. Petersburg, Gainsville, Orlando, Fort Walton Beach, Jacksonville, Lake Worth, Clearwater, Cassleberry, and North Miami Beach Florida, so as you can see there are a lot of storefronts down in Florida.

However there is one Hanover, Pennsylvania, there’s one in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and there’s one right here in Schulenburg Texas. Clearly, with the legalization process taking as slow as it is, it’ll be a while before we have as many dispensaries here as there are in Colorado or Florida, but I definitely see expansion in the near future. http://www.knoxmedical.com/

Surterra Wellness

Surterra Wellness is originally a Florida based company. The company was founded in 2014, and they currently have over 23 dispensaries in Florida, but recently after the Texas Compassionate Act was passed of course in 2015, they decided to expand out to help patients here in Texas. We don’t have a dispensary yet but they will definitely have one soon as the company continues to expand.

Right now they are delivering to Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, but they have made the process very easy. You just go online and answer some questions to see if you qualify as a patient with intractable epilepsy. Next they will ask for your current location and they will begin to pair with you a physician to evaluate the best treatment for you. Just be sure to bring your ID and the last 12 months of your medical records.

As far as products, they offer both high CBD and low THC products but again the amount varies from state to state because not every state has such strict regulations.

https://www.surterra.com/texas/

Conclusion

Again, this is going to be a long, steady, and uphill battle for getting Texas to be anything similar to Colorado or California.

At this point, advocates have to be encouraged that we Texans are finally taking steps in the right direction!

15 thoughts on “Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Texas

  1. This is great news for Texas. In my opinion if the THC cannabis oil can help patients then they should have medical access to it. It should not matter where you reside.

    Unfortunately here in the UK our doctors don’t seem as confident in prescribing this to patients, especially children, whom could benefit from it. Nor are we allowed to go abroad and get it ourselves. Seems we need more medical research on this which is a shame.

    1. Hey Dianne!

      I couldn’t agree with you more, if using cannabis oil has proven to be an effective treatment for kids all over the world then everyone should be able to use it for medicinal purposes at the very least. What concerns me the most, is that not only is the UK not prescribing it in their country, but they are also banning their citizens from seeking additional, non-traditional treatment from other countries. It’s just sad. 

  2. Hi Gabriel, this is truly informative and in such great detail. It’s such great news for Texans! I heard about the Texas Compassionate use act in 2015 and I think it’s still a good way to go so far since it’s used for medical reasons alone and not for abuse. I appreciate the low level of THC accepted to be included in it. But honestly, I would love to see Texas on par with Colorado and Washington but its a thing of gradual growth. Thanks

  3. I am doing research on CBD oils and edibles so, your information is right up my alley. I wasn’t even aware that Texas had dispensaries. The information you have provided is great! I think CBD oils have so many uses, even my hubby takes it. He was supposed to get hip replacements but after taking the oil plus a change in diet, he no longer has the shooting pain from his hips affecting his walking, attitude, and rest. Pain changes you but since we found the oils I now have my hubby back lol. Thanks!

     

    1. Hey Scole! 

      I’m glad you found this article helpful, but more importantly, I’m ecstatic to see someone out there using the oils for pain relief and it actually works for them! Come back anytime for more info!

  4. Hey there,

    This is a very interesting article. If the people of Texas and Florida can use THC cannabis oil for medical purposes and healing patients then why can we not? After all it is being used for the betterment of mankind. 

    But it is a matter of sorrow that there are many people who think it’s good for nothing but destroying the youths. So more medical researchers should be implanted on this topic.

     Thank so much you for this informative article.

  5. I think people who vote to ban medical Marijuana just never have been in the situation when it becomes the only relief.

    If it can help a child with epilepsy to have a better life and less pain – why the heck not?

    The senators need to be more compassionate and see real human needs first. Then think about the right level of regulation to avoid abuse of the system. There must be a way to balance all the needs.

  6. It’s ironic that Texas used to have some of the worst punishment for marijuana possession.  People have served twenty years in Texas prisons for possession of Marijuana and now Texas has a Dispensaries in it…  It is refreshing though to see some old fears being put away from the results of research.

    I think it is about time that the false narrative about the evils of marijuana is put to rest.  Hurst may have been a great businessman but I doubt he knew just how much damage his anti-hemp war would cost in medical cures setbacks.

    I never knew that medical marijuana could help epilepsy and it is great that researchers in child neurology and epilepsy figured it out.  I’ve known a few people who might benefit from anything that can help.  My brother in law had hallucinations and CBD capsules and regular smoking and it helped him a lot. 

    Lonestar spray sounds better than oral medication under the tongue.  Most things like that need heavy masking flavors and the mask is as bad as the medicine.  I’ve used some oils for joint pain.  

    Do you know if they are going to allow independent Growers to actually grow in Texas?

    Thanks for the information!  I’m going to ask my friends with epilepsy if they have tried this!

    Robeta

    1. Hey!

      Yes, Texas has been very strict on marijuana for many many years now, but as you look across the country more states are starting to dispell that narrative about marijuana being evil, and so they are now beginning to decriminalize it so it makes sense for Texas to join the party!

  7. I’ve had a great deal of experience in my younger years with various smoking devices. Bongs were and are still my favorite way to partake. I feel the topic is being rightfully recognized and well should be. Cannabis, hemp, weed, marijuana, however it’s cultivated and used for and whatever word form, is a natural plant that is here for us to utilize and benefit from along with all of the other various natural remedies, and never should have been criminalized. 

    1. Hey Thomas!

      Honestly, I couldn’t have said it any better man, it’s good to see there are people out there who understand the true injustice in even arresting people for just having possession of this natural plant as you so put it.

  8. I think Texas sounds almost like the little town that I live in as far as progression goes. You can’t find medical marijuana easy without a battle here. I think many people will find this post useful as it will help them to find medical marijuana dispensaries in their area.

    I wonder if all pharmacies shouldn’t just carry stock, even if one has to get a prescription to get some. What are your views on this?

  9. As someone who was very interested in getting a medical marijuana dispensary, I was sad as it seems to be very hard to get it due to various permits and licenses, as well as the huge upfront cost. I love the dispensaries in your article as they seem very tidy and attractive to consumers. Do you think that these dispensaries in texas will reopen soon? 

    1. I hope so! Texas was one of the first states to open back up partially so we will see but I know patients still need their medicine!

  10. I’ve got to say that if marijuana is really that useful in for medical purposes I don’t see any reason why they should be this aggressive about it..thinking of it, I never knew that medical marijuana could help epilepsy and it was that great. 
    The researchers in child neurology and epilepsy figured it out and for this reason, I’m totally of the opinion that they should legalize it for medical purposes and it should be limited to such purpose…

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