Texas issues first medical cannabis license to CBD producer

Texas recently issued its first medical cannabis license and two more applicants are expected to receive licenses soon.

Licenses are issued under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbot in 2015. The law only allows the production of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for patients who suffer from a rare form of epilepsy.

Cannabidiol is a compound in the cannabis plant which contains medical properties and does not cause psychoactive effects on the user.

Consortium Texas received a license on Friday and will be allowed to grow, process, and sell medical cannabis for patients across the state. Compassionate Cultivation and Surterra Texas are the next two companies expected to produce CBD oil.

The companies were selected from more than 40 applicants and underwent a series of facility inspections.