Medical cannabis consumers in El Paso eagerly await the opening of temporary prescription pick-up site

El Paso-based patients who are enrolled to receive medical cannabis under Texas’ Compassionate Use Program – which kicked off in 2015, before being expanded in 2019 and 2021– can begin filling their plant-based prescriptions from February 22 onwards.

A temporary pick-up site will be launched by Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TXOG). Recognized as the primary provider of medical cannabis in Texas, the company will welcome customers every other Tuesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The opening of our El Paso pick-up location is the latest example of how Texas Original is expanding our footprint to build awareness of the Compassionate Use Program and drive patient growth throughout the state of Texas,” said the CEO of TXOG, Morris Denton. “To our current and future patients in El Paso: We are honored to serve your community.”

The announcement succeeds a recent expansion of TXOG’s distribution system for patients residing in regions such as El Paso, the Rio Grande Valley, the Texas Panhandle, and Northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle. Weekly deliveries are available in each of these locations. 

About medical cannabis in Texas

All prescriptions provided under the State’s Compassionate Use Program (CUP) are administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). 

Prescriptions are not limited to a certain age. However, anyone aged below 18 may require a legal guardian to assist them in obtaining medical cannabis in Texas regions, such as El Paso.

Just a handful of physicians are allowed to prescribe low-THC cannabis for medical purposes, so long as patients are diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
  • Autism 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Incurable neurodegenerative disease
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Spasticity 
  • Seizure disorders 
  • Terminal cancer 

In addition to being diagnosed with a qualifying condition, permanent Texan residents can procure low-THC cannabis if he/she is prescribed medicine by a CUP-registered physician.

How can El Paso’s medical cannabis patients obtain a prescription?

At the current time, TXOG manages medical cannabis pick-up locations across 10+ Texas cities. The provider prides itself on its sturdy delivery system and expanding product range. In fact, the licensed producer recently announced the looming release of its brand new – and Texas’ first ever – 20 mg THC medical cannabis gummy.

Company CEO Denton advises patients who are interested in integrating medical cannabis into their existing treatment plan to communicate with their physician or healthcare provider beforehand. 

In addition to the newly launched bi-weekly pick-up site in El Paso, TXOG intends on continuing its prescription delivery service. Moreover, patients who are enrolled under Texas’ Compassionate Use Program can visit the following locations at their respective opening times:

  • Addison – Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dallas – Thursdays from midday to 3 p.m.
  • Fort Worth – Thursdays from midday to 3 p.m.
  • Katy – Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North Austin – Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to midday
  • Plano – Wednesdays from midday to 3 p.m.
  • Spring – Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • South Houston – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • San Antonio – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wichita Falls – Alternating Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For further information, contact the Texas Original team directly.