Texas Originals is selling marijuana products for the first time in the city of Houston. But only some products and to some people. The shop is located at 1714 Houston’s Av according to the Chron.
This store forms part of a dispensary chain of medical marijuana products placed all over the state. Since it opened its doors this week, people from the area with certain medical conditions can access these products more easily and comfortably. It’s reported that the store has a drive-thru service.
The medical conditions that are suitable for a prescription are Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsia, autism, Huntington’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or post-traumatic stress disorder, among many others specified in the Lone Star State’s Compassionate Use Program.
These legal cannabis products come in all forms and shapes, in gummies, tinctures, and lozenges. All these products have less than 1% THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, as the law establishes.
Texas Originals has thirteen pick-up locations in the state but the stores only open one day a week for the patients to pick up the products they need. The Houston store will be open 5 days a week although there are no walkthrough purchases, as Texas state law stipulates.
The orders have to be placed a day before the pick-up as the products will be delivered from Austin. Before the stores, patients ordered the products to their homes by giving an official identification and answering a set of questions.
The prescription needed to purchase marijuana products has to be made by a specialist, it can’t be from any doctor. According to San Antonio Express-News, there are only 200 doctors in the state who can make the prescription, and there are more than 16,000 people that were found suitable for these products in the state.
Last year Governor Greg Abbot signed a law that permitted access to medical marijuana products to patients with PTSD or any form of cancer for its medical and mental health benefits, according to the Houston Chronicle.