Next month eligible medical patients will be able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Texas. Thanks to the Compassionate Use Act, the Lone Star State will join the 29 states where medical marijuana is legal and available in some form.
Questions abound regarding the notoriously conservative Texas and its medical marijuana program. We attempt to explain the program below.
The medical marijuana program in Texas perhaps should be considered the most limiting of any state. Only those with intractable epilepsy are eligible. In addition, those patients with intractable epilepsy are only eligible if federally approved medication is proven ineffective in treating their symptoms.
In addition, the medical cannabis offered is a low-level cannabinoid oil. It does not contain THC, the cannabinoid responsible for the euphoric “high” feeling. For now the cannabinoid oil be packaged in its liquid form to consumed in drops.
Where Can I Buy?
If you’re one of the nearly 150,000 Texans estimated to have intractable epilepsy, you may wonder how you would acquire the CBD oil. Only three dispensaries will grow, process, and sell the product: Cansortium Texas, Compassionate Cultivation, and Surterra Texas.
Patients will receive their medicine directly at home. It will be delivered by unmarked white vehicles that will be outfitted with intensive security measures. Traveling with the drivers will be a nurse or social worker who can properly instruct how to administer the medicine.
How Much Will It Cost?
Though prices have yet to be released, a comparative look gives