Schulenberg, Texas is quite proud of its German heritage and almost protective of its newest industry.
“If it helps kiddos or helps people with pain, I’m all for it,” said Roy Smrkovsky, owner of City Market, a popular meat market which sells sausages across the state.
Just west of town on Highway 90, behind chain link and razor wire, is the state’s first licensed medical marijuana operation run by Florida-based Knox Medical.
“I’m all for it. I have a daughter who’s been diagnosed with epilepsy,” explained Issy Hinojosa, a mother. “She’s on medication, but she can have two or three [seizures] in one day.”
Hinojosa hopes cannabis oil can help her