Texas CBD Producer Compassionate Cultivation Plants First Cannabis Crops

Texas’​ ​Medical​ ​Cannabis​ ​Program​ ​is​ ​Open​ ​For​ ​Business:  Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​Plants​ ​its​ ​First​ ​Cannabis​ ​Crop​ ​in​ ​Austin

As​ ​One​ ​of​ ​Texas’​ ​Two​ ​Medical​ ​Cannabis​ ​Licensees,​ ​Austin-based​ ​Compassionate Cultivation​ ​Plants​ ​its​ ​First​ ​CBD-Rich​ ​Plants​ ​With​ ​Industry​ ​Partner​ ​MJardin

AUSTIN,​ ​Texas​ ​—​ ​November​ ​1,​ ​2017​ ​—​​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​is​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​make​ ​history​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Lone Star​ ​State​ ​by​ ​planting​ ​one​ ​of​ ​Texas’​ ​first​ ​legal​ ​cannabis​ ​crops.

The​ ​medical​ ​cannabis​ ​company​—​one​ ​of​ ​two​ ​businesses​ ​licensed​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​cannabis​ ​that​ ​is​ ​high​ ​in non-psychoactive​ ​cannabidiol​ ​(CBD)​ ​and​ ​low​ ​in​ ​psychoactive​ ​tetrahydrocannabinol​ ​(THC)​ ​in  Texas​—​received​ ​its​ ​state​ ​license​ ​today​ ​and​ ​will​ ​immediately​ ​start​ ​cultivating​ ​its​ ​first​ ​crop​ ​inside​ ​its vertically​ ​integrated​ ​Austin​ ​facility.

Our​ ​business​ ​philosophy​ ​is​ ​built​ ​around​ ​a​ ​world-class​ ​team​ ​and​ ​responsible​ ​leadership​ ​that​ ​exceeds​ ​the state’s​ ​expectations.​ ​And​ ​most​ ​importantly​ ​we’re excited​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​on​ ​the​ ​promise​ ​of​ ​low-THC​ ​cannabis​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Texas​ ​medical​ ​community​—​and​ ​to​ ​the many​ ​patients​ ​and​ ​families​ ​hoping​ ​that​ ​CBD-rich​ ​cannabis​ ​oil​ ​can​ ​help​ ​stop​ ​the​ ​cycle​ ​of​ ​suffering.

Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​CEO​ ​Morris​ ​Denton

The​ ​Texas​ ​Compassionate​ ​Use​ ​Act,​ ​signed​ ​by​ ​Gov.​ ​Greg​ ​Abbott​ ​in​ ​2015,​ ​legalized​ ​the​ ​cultivation​ ​of CBD-rich​ ​cannabis—and​ ​the​ ​sale​ ​of​ ​an​ ​oil​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​that​ ​cannabis​—​to​ ​patients​ ​suffering​ ​from intractable​ ​epilepsy.​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​won​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​state’s​ ​licenses​ ​to​ ​cultivate​ ​plants​ ​and extract​ ​and​ ​retail​ ​the​ ​cannabis​ ​oil​ ​earlier​ ​this​ ​summer.

Pending​ ​final​ ​approval​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Texas​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Public​ ​Safety,​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​plans​ ​to start​ ​selling​ ​its​ ​cannabis​ ​oil​ ​as​ ​early​ ​as​ ​January​ ​2018—after​ ​the​ ​first​ ​batch​ ​of​ ​plants​ ​are​ ​harvested​ ​and cured,​ ​after​ ​the​ ​oil​ ​is​ ​extracted​ ​from​ ​the​ ​plant​ ​matter,​ ​and​ ​after​ ​the​ ​oil​ ​has​ ​been​ ​tested​ ​for​ ​purity​ ​and safety.

Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​has​ ​enlisted​ ​industry-leading​ ​cannabis​ ​management​ ​consultancy MJardin—which​ ​provides​ ​turn-key​ ​cultivation​ ​and​ ​processing​ ​services—to​ ​operate​ ​its​ ​grow,​ ​thus completing​ ​a​ ​team​ ​that​ ​is​ ​as​ ​esteemed​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​passionate.
Another​ ​essential​ ​team​ ​member​ ​is​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​chief​ ​medical​ ​officer​ ​Dr.​ ​Karen​ ​Keough,​ ​a Board​ ​Certified​ ​Child​ ​Neurologist​ ​who​ ​specializes​ ​in​ ​treating​ ​intractable​ ​epilepsy​ ​at​ ​Child​ ​Neurology Consultants​ ​of​ ​Austin.

“The​ ​medical​ ​community​ ​has​ ​struggled​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​CBD,​ ​and​ ​even​ ​though​ ​we​ ​still​ ​have​ ​a​ ​long​ ​way​ ​to go,​ ​we’ve​ ​learned​ ​so​ ​much​ ​that​ ​has​ ​legitimized​ ​this​ ​cannabis-based​ ​medicine​ ​over​ ​the​ ​last​ ​three-to-five years,​ ​but​ ​​especially​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​six​ ​months​—and​ ​this​ ​is​ ​only​ ​the​ ​beginning,”​ ​says​ ​Dr.​ ​Keough,​ ​who​ ​also chairs​ ​the​ ​Child​ ​Neurology​ ​Society’s​ ​Educational​ ​Special​ ​Interest​ ​Group​ ​and​ ​serves​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Neurology Child​ ​Examination​ ​Committee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​American​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Psychiatry​ ​and​ ​Neurology.​ ​

My​ ​partners​ ​and​ ​I are​ ​looking​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​responsibly​ ​integrating​ ​CBD​ ​into​ ​our​ ​treatment​ ​regimens,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​very​ ​much​ ​look forward​ ​to​ ​helping​ ​other​ ​physicians​ ​better​ ​understand​ ​CBD​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​may​ ​help​ ​some​ ​of​ ​their​ ​patients.

Compassionate Cultivation Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karen Keough

I​ ​know​ ​many​ ​of​ ​my​ ​patients​ ​are​ ​incredibly​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​this.​ ​For​ ​them,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​new​ ​and​ ​promising opportunity​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​this​ ​devastating​ ​neurological​ ​disorder​ ​when​ ​more​ ​traditional​ ​options​ ​just​ ​aren’t working.

As​ ​Dr.​ ​Keough​ ​wrote​ ​in​ ​a​ ​​recent​ ​Texas​ ​Tribune​​ ​column,​ ​“I​ ​myself​ ​have​ ​gone​ ​from​ ​cautioning​ ​patients​ ​not to​ ​expect​ ​too​ ​much​ ​from​ ​CBD​ ​to​ ​saying,​ ​‘Let’s​ ​see​ ​what​ ​happens,’​ ​to​ ​realizing​ ​that,​ ​for​ ​many​ ​patients, CBD​ ​not​ ​only​ ​meets​ ​their​ ​needs​ ​but​ ​exceeds​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​expectations.​ ​And​ ​now​ ​I​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​2018, when​ ​we’ll​ ​finally​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​this​ ​important​ ​plant-based​ ​medicine​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Texans​ ​who​ ​need​ ​it most.”

Compassionate​ ​Cultivation’s​ ​operations​ ​partner​ ​MJardin—which​ ​currently​ ​manages​ ​over​ ​30​ ​licensed cultivation​ ​facilities​ ​in​ ​13​ ​U.S.​ ​states​ ​and​ ​two​ ​countries—has​ ​an​ ​exceptional​ ​track​ ​record​ ​in​ ​operating cannabis​ ​facilities.​ ​MJardin​ ​facilities​ ​have​ ​produced​ ​well​ ​over​ ​150,000​ ​pounds​ ​of​ ​consistently
high-quality​ ​finished​ ​product​ ​since​ ​its​ ​inception​ ​in​ ​2014,​ ​making​ ​it​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​cultivator​ ​of​ ​legal​ ​cannabis in​ ​the​ ​world.

MJardin​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​team​ ​have​ ​worked​ ​seamlessly​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​process​ ​thus far​.​ ​And​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​we​ ​are​ ​about​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​an unprecedented​ ​five-month​ ​stand​ ​up​ ​from​ ​provisional​ ​license​ ​to​ ​final​ ​license​ ​is​ ​a​ ​testament​ ​to​ ​the​ ​level of​ ​expertise​ ​this​ ​team​ ​will​ ​bring​ ​to​ ​the​ ​medical​ ​cannabis​ ​community​ ​of​ ​Texas.

MJardin​ ​Chairman​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​Rishi​ ​Gautam

MJardin​ ​will​ ​partner​ ​with​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​rigorous​ ​quality​ ​control​ ​measures​ ​in compliance​ ​with​ ​Texas​ ​legislative​ ​requirements​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​consistency​ ​of​ ​product​ ​and​ ​freedom​ ​from contaminants.

About​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation

Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​is​ ​a​ ​home-grown​ ​medical​ ​cannabis​ ​company​ ​serving​ ​patients​ ​throughout America’s​ ​second-most​ ​populous​ ​state.​ ​As​ ​the​ ​only​ ​Texas-licensed​ ​cannabis​ ​business​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Lone​ ​Star State,​ ​Compassionate​ ​Cultivation​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​representing​ ​the​ ​integrity​ ​of​ ​this​ ​great​ ​land​ ​and​ ​helping patients​ ​and​ ​families​ ​in​ ​need—and​ ​the​ ​physicians​ ​recommending​ ​their​ ​cannabis-based​ ​medicine.​ ​For more​ ​information,​ ​please​ ​visit​ ​​compassionatecultivationtx.com​.

About​ MJardin

MJardin​ ​Management​ ​is​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​specialized​ ​professional​ ​operating​ ​company​ ​that​ ​develops​ ​partnerships with​ ​licensed​ ​operators.​ ​​ ​MJardin​ ​provides​ ​their​ ​partners​ ​turnkey​ ​cannabis​ ​cultivation​ ​and​ ​processing solutions​ ​including​ ​licensure​ ​support,​ ​facility​ ​design,​ ​systems​ ​implementation,​ ​facility​ ​ramp-up​ ​and​ ​the day-to-day​ ​operational​ ​management​ ​required​ ​in​ ​a​ ​large-scale,​ ​professionally​ ​managed​ ​cannabis​ ​facility. For​ ​more​ ​information,​ ​please​ ​visit​ ​​MJardin.com​.

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