AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TOCC), Texas’ leading medical cannabis provider, today announced it recently broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Bastrop, Texas.
When completed, the vertically integrated facility will address growing patient demand for greater access to medical cannabis in Texas as a result of HB 1535’s enactment on Sept. 1, 2021, which will expand the state’s Compassionate Use Program (CUP).
Set on TOCC’s 25 acres in Bastrop County, the 96,000-square-foot facility will contain dedicated cultivation space for growing medical cannabis plants that will ultimately serve patients via the company’s full-service, on-site dispensary as well as through TOCC’s network of patient pick-up locations throughout the state. Construction on the project began in May of 2021 and is estimated to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.
“Breaking ground on our next-generation facility is a significant milestone for our company and for the thousands of Texas patients that have come to depend on our medicine,” said Morris Denton, CEO of TOCC. “Our commitment to leading Texas’ medical cannabis market and to the patients we serve has never been stronger. This new facility will bolster our production capabilities and enable us to not only reach more Texans, but also create, develop and distribute new medical cannabis products that meet the diverse needs of qualifying patients.”
The facility will include a hybrid greenhouse for plant cultivation, manufacturing labs for extraction, processing and refining, testing labs, packaging, dispensing, distribution and delivery logistics, as well as offices for administrative activities. The hybrid greenhouse enables TOCC to take advantage of the Texas sunlight while adhering to state restrictions limiting licensed medical cannabis production to take place only indoors.
As the facility nears completion, TOCC estimates it will bring hundreds of jobs to Bastrop County.