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A big day in Texas — the first cannabis harvest for a Texas-based company. Compassionate Cultivation will use its crop to make a cannabis oil for people with epilepsy. A big day in Texas as Compassionate Cultivation harvests their first cannabis crop.  Friday, at their Manchaca warehouse, technicians cut the cannabis they planted in October.  “For those especially suffering from epilepsy, it’s a big day,” said CEO Morris Denton. “The reality is, this medicine, CBD can be life changing.” Denton said this puts them one step closer to creating a cannabis oil for those with epilepsy.  “Just really happy to be close to having medicine,” said Denton. “What we have felt like has been a long road, but in comparison to these people who have been waiting for this medicine literally for a lifetime, you know the things that we’ve had to go through are relatively insignificant.” Compassionate Cultivation is one of three companies who got a license to produce and sell the oil through a 2015 bill.  In order to get the oil, patients must have epilepsy, have a prescription from a registered doctor, and be listed on the state’s Compassionate Use Registry.  “There’s no other relief for these folks,” said Director of Cultivation Taylor Kirk. “They’ve tried it, a lot of time they have to take five to seven different medications that all work against each other at times and make them feel really bad.”  Technicians will now hang the cannabis plants to dry out, and then send them through an extraction process to get the oil.  Patients will put a few drops of oil on their tongue. Texas company harvests first cannabis crop

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