A 6-year-old girl in Texas was given medical marijuana on Thursday to treat her epilepsy — making her the very first person in the state to legally obtain a cannabis product, according to reports.
The child, whose name is being withheld to protect her privacy, received a shipment of low-THC, high-CBD oil from a dispensary called Knox Medical, which is located in the small town of Shulenberg.
The extract was delivered by a nurse, who then showed the youngster how to use it.
“Patients deserve medical relief and Knox Medical is proud to work with physicians and caregivers, and in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to provide this medicine that exceeds the most rigorous standards for quality and consistency,” explained José Hidalgo, founder and CEO of Knox Medical.
“This is a historic day for Texas and we will work tirelessly to uphold the trust and responsibility the state has placed in [our company],” he said in a press release. “For Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the wait for medical cannabis is finally over.”
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