Texas’ first mobile marijuana dispensary goes on tour – mySA

The CannaBus will have product on display as it tours around the state this October.

The CannaBus will have product on display as it tours around the state this October.

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Coming soon to a Texas town near you: a roving cannabis dispensary. The CannaBus has returned on its “Ride For Your Rights” tour, with a mission to let residents know how they can qualify for medical marijuana.

Operated by Austin-based company goodblend — one of only three licensed operations in Texas — the CannaBus will tour the state in October as part of an effort to bring awareness to Texas’ medical cannabis laws. The 36-foot bus will have a private consultation room, product displays, and an “outdoor education exhibition.”

The CannaBus made stops all over the state last year after Texas House Bill 1535 went into effect on September 1, 2021. House Bill 1535 added post-traumatic stress disorder and all forms of cancer to the list of qualifications for medical cannabis. According to goodblend, however, fewer than 30,000 patients are enrolled.

“The medical cannabis program will never change unless Texans stand up and make it change,” said Reece Fulgham, CEO of Parallel, goodblend’s parent company. “The ‘Ride For Your Rights’ CannaBus Tour was designed to educate and galvanize support for expanding access to Texans in need. We hope the support rallied will convince Texas policymakers that there’s strong public demand for real, lasting change.”

The CannaBus sets off on the old dusty trail on October 4 in San Angelo. It makes stops in Abilene (October 6), Fort Worth (October 8), Plano (October 10), Nacogdoches (October 12), Houston (October 17), San Antonio (October 19), and Killeen (October 20). All events are free to attend.

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