AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas Original, Texas’ leading medical cannabis provider, announced today the opening of a permanent pickup location in Plano. The location joins Texas Original’s recently opened pickup location in Hurst, the first of its kind in the city, marking an unprecedented expansion of access to life-changing medical cannabis for patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. Located at 601 W. 15th St., Suite 102, the Plano site will open every Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer Texas Original’s full suite of medical cannabis products to qualifying patients registered under the state’s Compassionate Use Program (CUP). In the coming months, Texas Original will expand operating hours to six days per week.
To celebrate the opening and to make medical cannabis more accessible to Texans, Texas Original has partnered with a telemedicine clinic to offer 50 free, one-year prescriptions to Plano permanent pickup location visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Prospective patients can visit the Plano location beginning Aug. 31 to book an appointment with the telemedicine clinic’s CUP-registered physicians to receive a prescription for medical cannabis. Clinic appointments can be conducted anywhere, including from the comfort of a prospective patient’s home.
“Since our founding in 2018, we have been a consistent force driving CUP improvements on behalf of our patients. This year is no different,” said Nico Richardson, CEO of Texas Original. “Patients in Dallas-Fort Worth deserve consistent and convenient access to medical cannabis—this is an important step toward making this safe, life-changing medicine as easy to access as any pharmaceutical medication.”
Texas Original has led the charge to improve patient access to medical cannabis, opening Texas’ first prescription pickup locations and maintaining the largest distribution network in the state. Texas Original’s DFW-area locations are addressing the growing demand for medical cannabis in the country’s fourth-largest metropolitan area: in addition to Texas Original’s Plano and Hurst locations, the company operates pickup locations in Addison, Fort Worth, Frisco and North Dallas. To date, Texas Original has provided nearly 60,000 prescription orders to more than 6,000 DFW-based patients.
“Before medical cannabis, life was filled with uncertainty, hospital visits and the constant worry of ‘am I going to make it this time?’” said Jacob Wiggins, a Texas Original patient. “Cannabis medicine has helped reduce or stop many life-threatening episodes in my life. I use Texas Original’s tinctures as a rescue medicine for my seizures. It has helped stop my seizures before they come full force and when I’m experiencing convulsions. Medical cannabis has helped me reduce pharmaceutical rescue medications and been very beneficial for my mental health—it reminds me that I have a chance.”
Texas Original advances its commitment to expanding patient access to cannabis medicine amid lawmakers’ failure to broaden medical cannabis regulation during the 2023 Texas regular legislative session. The company also opened northeast Texas’ first pickup location in Tyler, Texas, in August—the company’s fifth opening since June. Open Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the location establishes unmatched access to medical cannabis for Tyler-based patients and surrounding communities such as Longview, Henderson, Jacksonville and Athens. A full list of Texas Original’s pickup locations across Texas can be found here.
Texas Original also recently released its newest product, Sweet Dreams, a sleep tincture designed to help patients relieve sleep-related issues associated with qualifying medical conditions. Formulated with targeted rest terpenes and a 1:2 ratio of cannabinol (CBN) to THC, Sweet Dreams is available for pickup at all Texas Original locations.
Medical cannabis can be prescribed in Texas to treat conditions including spasticity, neuropathy, PTSD, cancer, epilepsy and hundreds of neurodegenerative disorders. Texans can obtain medical cannabis prescriptions through online clinics or local physicians registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas. To request a medical cannabis prescription for you or a loved one, visit www.texasoriginal.com/get-a-prescription.
About Texas Original
Texas Original is the leading licensed medical cannabis producer in Texas, working alongside physicians to provide the highest quality cannabis medicine to patients and families seeking relief across the state. As fellow Texans, we are dedicated to representing the integrity of this great state with our commitment to quality, consistency and purity in every product we produce. We remain committed to advancing safe, legal access to this powerful medicine. Texas Original is headquartered in Austin, with delivery throughout the entire state. For more information, visit www.texasoriginal.com.