First Person to Receive Medical Marijuana in Texas is a 6-year-old Girl

The child’s name is being withheld to protect her privacy. (File image via Getty)
The child’s name is being withheld to protect her privacy. (File image via Getty)

A 6-year-old girl, suffering from epilepsy, is reportedly the first person to receive a medical marijuana treatment in the southern U.S. state of Texas.

The child’s name is being withheld to protect her privacy. The New York Post reported on Friday that she received her medical marijuana treatment on Thursday after ordering a shipment of low-THC, high-CBD oil from a dispensary called Knox Medical.

The dispensary is situated in the small town of Schulenberg, Texas.

The New York Post said the medical cannabis extract was delivered by a nurse, who then showed the youngster how to use it.

Epilepsy sufferers experience seizures, and medical cannabis can help.

José Hidalgo, founder and CEO of Knox Medical, said: “Patients deserve medical relief.”

Hidalgo added:

“For Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the wait for medical cannabis is finally over.”

He said his company “is proud to work with physicians and caregivers, and in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety.”

He also dubbed the day as “historic” for Texas.

Texas lawmakers legalized the use of medical marijuana in June 2015 — under the Texas Compassionate Use Act. However, only now the industry is starting to flourish.

In Texas, dispensaries are required to sell extracts and oils with no more than 0.5 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. But most strains of marijuana, when in plant form, contain 9 percent to 30 percent THC.

THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana that gives people the “high.”

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