One of Texas’ first legal cannabis dispensaries will be located in Schulenburg.
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced earlier this month it had approved three companies to grow, process, and dispense low THC Cannabis to prescribed patients through Texas’ Compassionate Use Program.
DPS approved three companies out of the 43 applicants to open the dispensaries. The department established a panel to evaluate and score the top three- Cansortium Texas, Compassionate Cultivation, and Surterra Texas.
The DPS Media and Communications office confirmed Cansortium’s operations will be based in the Schulenburg area, according to the Fayette County Record.
The Texas Compassionate Use Act was enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2015. The bill requires DPS to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose of prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. In addition, the bill requires DPS to license at least three dispensing organizations by Sept. 1, 2017.