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Girl, 6, Becomes First Recipient of Medical Marijuana in Texas

By Kate Samuelson

A girl aged six made history on Thursday after she became the first person in Texas to legally receive cannabis for medical purposes, more than two years after state lawmakers legalized the use of medical marijuana in specific circumstances under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

The young girl, whose identity has not been revealed, was given the medical marijuana by a nurse in order to treat her epilepsy. According to the Texas Tribune, the girl was given a cannabis oil with low levels of the main mind-altering ingredient known as THC and high levels of a non-euphoric component called cannabidiol (CBD).

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