Texas Capital Austin Gets a New Shop for Cannabis Oil

In February, the capital of Texas, Austin, made headlines when it had its first dispensary Compassionate Cultivation –  after its owners completed more than 300-page state license application.

But now Austin recently has added a new cannabis shop under its belt.

KVUE, an ABC-affiliate TV station, reported on Wednesday that “Austin’s first-ever CBD cannabis oil shop quietly rolls into town without buzz.”

While cannabis oil has been available to Austinites at stores around the city, the family-owned Rawsome is the first store that is entirely focused on CBD oil.

Unlike THC, which gives people the “high” associated with marijuana, CBD is the soothing non-psychoactive component in cannabis.

“What we offer is a quiet learning environment and our missions: only two ingredients, which are certified organic and wholesale pricing for everyone,” Rawsome’s Gina Andres tells CultureMap.

Texas had its first dispensary three years after its governor, Greg Abbott,  signed the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

The act is Texas’s first piece of legalization policy allowing medical cannabis with less than .5% THC for patients with intractable epilepsy.

In order to be able to buy cannabis oil for epileptic treatment, patients have to visit one of 17 state-approved doctors before visiting the dispensary.