Compassionate Cultivation now offering medical cannabis to cancer patients

Mike Rubin, co-founder and vice president of business development for Compassionate Cultivation, stands in the company's dispensary.

Mike Rubin, co-founder and vice president of business development for Compassionate Cultivation, stands in the company's dispensary.

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Note: This post was corrected Sept. 13, 2019 to reflect that all patients with prescriptions may access the new product, not only patients with terminal cancer.

Compassionate Cultivation, one of three Texas dispensaries licensed to sell medical-grade cannabis under Texas' Compassionate Use Act, has expanded its products to offer a tincture with a ratio of 3-1 CBD to THC. According to an Aug. 29 press release from the company, the first patient to receive the new tincture was Charlotte Friedley, a patient with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

This tincture represents the highest-THC formulation that Compassionate Cultivation has issued to date, compared to the 3-1 THC to CBD formulation previously offered exclusively to patients with intractable epilepsy. The new formula follows the Texas Legislature's updated guidelines for legal sales of medical cannabis to patients with a wider range of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, autism and terminal cancer.

Compassionate Cultivation is located at 12701 Lowden Lane, Manchaca. 512-614-0343. www.texasoriginalcc.com
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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