Nov 14, 2023 - Health

Texas' strongest THC gummy hits the market

Two gummies in someone's gloved hand

The new 30 mg gummies look like this. Photo: Michael Swensen for the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Texas Original, the state's largest medical cannabis provider, recently launched a blueberry lemonade gummy, the strongest THC edible available in Texas.

Why it matters: The new gummy, the state's first legal 30-milligram option, was created to help patients with conditions like PTSD, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

  • It's 50% stronger than the strongest legal edibles previously available, and the company says it alleviates pain, muscle spasms and nausea.

Context: In states with less stringent marijuana laws — like the liberal bastion of Oklahoma — it's not rare to see gummies three or four times this strong.

Catch up quick: Yes, Texas has a medical marijuana program.

Yes, but: Texans who don't qualify for the medical marijuana program can still purchase products with very low levels of THC.

Meanwhile: Texas Original has 40,000 patients and just celebrated the company's sixth anniversary with new pickup locations in Plano, Hurst, North Austin and The Woodlands.

What they're saying: "What started as a dream has become a reality," Texas Original CEO Nico Richardson said in a recent statement.

  • He says the next six years will be defined by Texas' "responsibility" to make medical cannabis more accessible to residents with conditions like chronic pain.
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