Texas Medical Cannabis License Awarded To Surterra Wellness
Surterra Wellness, the premier vertically-integrated medical cannabis organization dedicated to helping patients find their wellness, is now a fixture in the two largest southern states.
ATLANTA, GA. (May 2, 2017) – The State of Texas has named Surterra Wellness as one of the three organizations permitted to cultivate, extract, and dispense approved medical cannabis products under the state’s Compassionate Use Act, which was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015. Surterra Wellness (Surterra Texas, LLC) was selected out of 43 organizations that applied to the Texas Department of Public Safety to receive a medical cannabis license. Surterra’s facilities are already in place to operate primarily out of Austin, with statewide delivery to patients and product availability before year-end. Operational inspections will be completed by September 1 to receive full authorization from the Department of Public Safety’s program.
Surterra is an established leader in the medical cannabis industry and was recently featured by Newsweek for their innovative and compassionate approach to the dispensary model, Surterra Wellness Centers. The organization is based in Atlanta, Georgia with operations around the country, dedicated to bringing true medical cannabis expertise and production methodologies to patients seeking all-natural alternatives to traditional pharmaceuticals. Surterra was the first company in history authorized to produce legal medical cannabis in the State of Florida, and will continue its tradition in providing the highest quality product and patient care.
It is the company’s mission to bring the natural, therapeutic benefits of cannabis-based products to qualified patients throughout Texas. The company will be offering home and physician’s office delivery services to ensure all patients are able to access products as recommended on a monthly basis. Wes Van Dyk, Dallas native and President of Surterra Texas, LLC, said, “Medical cannabis continues to provide patients dealing with a variety of debilitating conditions a source of natural relief, and Surterra is committed to advancing that mission in Texas to help alleviate the effects of seizure disorders for Texans with nowhere else to turn. We are humbled to be awarded this responsibility.”
Surterra will immediately begin finalizing facilities and operations capabilities to provide relief to the patients in Texas as quickly as possible. Visit www.surterra.com for more information.
The Compassionate Use Program under the Texas Department of Public Safety (Senate Bill 339) was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott and became effective in 2015. A secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy will be created for the purpose of recommending low-THC medical cannabis to patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. The license will authorize these organizations to cultivate, process and dispense low-THC medical cannabis to qualified patients throughout the State of Texas.