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How to get a medical marijuana card in Texas

How to get a medical marijuana card in Texas?

TEXAS – A medical marijuana card, or MMJ card is a state issued identification card that enables a patient that have a doctor or in some states registered nurses recommendation to purchase from a registered cannabis dispensary, possess, or cultivate cannabis for medicinal use.

The first step in getting medical marijuana in Texas is to visit a doctor and see if you qualify. Once you’ve been certified by a doctor, your physician will enter you into the system. Then you will be able to get High CBD Low THC cannabis medicine from open dispensaries or by home delivery.

Are you ready to get started?

For potential medical marijuana patients we make it easy to connect with a recommending doctor near you. Currently, doctor’s have only been dealing with pediatric care and in very limited amounts. With the qualifying conditions expanding recently, more will be open to certifying patients.

You can fill out the registration form below to get a medical marijuana card in Texas. A doctor’s office will contact you as available to schedule an appointment and see if you qualify. Legal Residents Only.

Patient Registration Form

How to Qualify for the Texas Medical Marijuana Program

Texas – In 2015 the Governor signed the Compassionate Use Act which allowed for Low THC High CBD medical marijuana for patients with epilepsy. Recently in 2019 the law was amended to include additional conditions. Let’s get into some detail related to qualifying conditions and how to get a medical marijuana card in Texas. To begin with, lets see what it takes to qualify for the Texas medical marijuana program.

Qualifying Debilitating Conditions

The list of the current qualifying conditions to gain access to medical marijuana products in TX. The list has been expanded by the Texas DPS for the Compassionate Use Program to include:

FAQ Texas Marijuana

Texas Medical Marijuana FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about the evolving medical marijuana program in TX.

When will additional qualifying conditions for Texas marijuana be added to this program?

  • The Compassionate Use Program is statutorily limited to patients in Texas with conditions listed above. Adding conditions will require legislative action.

How does a patient qualify for medical marijuana in Texas?

  • A patient may be prescribed low-THC cannabis if:
    1. A patient is a permanent resident of Texas,
    2. A patient is diagnosed with a qualifying condition,
    3. The qualified physician determines the risk of the medical use of low-THC cannabis by a patient is reasonable considering the potential benefit for the patient, and
    4. A second qualified physician has concurred with the determination.

Will MMJ patients have to register with the state or pay a fee?

  • No. Statute does not require patients to register or pay a fee. Patient information will be retained in the Compassionate Use Registry. A qualified physician will enter a patient’s name, date of birth, low-THC dosage prescribed and means of administration into the Compassionate Use Registry.

Can patients under the age of 18 be eligible?

  • Yes. Statute places no limitations on the age of the patient.

Can patients grow their own marijuana plants?

  • No. Only licensed dispensers will be able grow cannabis and only for use in the production of low-THC cannabis. Patients are required to purchase low-THC cannabis products from a licensed dispensing organization.

How much does medical cannabis cost in Texas?

  • Prices will be set by the licensed dispensing organizations, based on the market. DPS does not regulate the cost of the product.

Will patients’ legal guardians be able to pick up the order from a dispensing organization?

  • Yes. The names and addresses of legal guardians will be documented by doctors in the Compassionate Use Registry. Patients or legal guardians will be required to show proof of identification to the dispensing organization.

Will it be legal for patients to smoke low-THC cannabis?

  • No. Smoking is prohibited under the current law.

What protections will patients and legal guardians have from criminal prosecution?

  • Texas Health and Safety Code §481.111(e)(1) provides exemptions from state laws prohibiting possession of marijuana for patients (and their legal guardians) for whom low-THC cannabis is prescribed under a valid prescription from a dispensing organization.

Patient Requirements of the Compassionate Use Registry Of Texas (CURT)

Do Patients need to register in CURT?

  • Patients do not need to register in CURT, nor will they need access to CURT. The physician will add the patient into CURT.

How does a patient get their prescription?

  • The physician will enter the prescription in the CURT system. Patient or legal guardian will then have the ability to go to any of the dispensaries to have the prescription filled. Patient or legal guardian will need to provide identification and patient’s last name, date of birth, and last 5 of social security number.

How Long Is a Texas Marijuana Card Good?

  • Texas does not currently issue MMJ cards. Patients are entered in the Compassionate Use Registry Of Texas (CURT) system by their qualified physician.

Once I have my prescription, where can I buy marijuana?

  • The dispensing organizations’ employees will be delivering prescriptions, as well as potentially filling prescriptions over the counter.

How many dispensing organizations will be licensed in Texas?

  • Three dispensing organizations have been licensed that met the statutory requirements.

Where will I be able to find a licensed dispensing organization?

When will this program be operational?

  • The program is operational now with home delivery available.

Are there restrictions on dispensary proximity to schools, churches?

  • All regulated premises shall be located at least 1000 feet from any private or public school or day care center that existed prior to the date of initial license application, measured from the closest points on the respective property lines.

Are there counties that will not allow a dispensary?

  • COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES MAY NOT PROHIBIT LOW-THC CANNABIS.

How will law enforcement personnel be able to verify that a patient or doctor is registered?

  • Law enforcement will be able to access the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas.

Are infused edibles allowed in Texas?

  • No edibles are not allowed yet in Texas.

Once I have my prescription, can I grow my own marijuana?

  • No. Only licensed dispensers will be able grow cannabis and only for use in the production of low-THC cannabis. Patients are required to purchase low-THC cannabis products from a licensed dispensing organization.

Can I take My Meds to a Different State?

  • No. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

Can I have a prescription from another state filled in Texas?

  • No, SB 339 only authorizes the possession of low-THC cannabis that is obtained through a prescription issued by a physician registered with the CUP program.

How Much Should I consume?

  • We are not doctors or physicians, and therefore you should always consult with a licensed Texas physician before using.

With medical marijuana card programs in the majority of legalized states, med cards are valid for up to 12 months and typically is renewable. Florida, it’s every 7 months. Over half the country is currently legal for some form of medical marijuana, Texas included. Adult use recreational cannabis is also currently available in Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Alaska, Washington State and now Illinois.

We are now pre-registering patients on Texas Dispensaries as Texas cannabis legalization comes closer. If you would like to be on the early list to receive notices as well as the forms as they become available, just fill out the form here.

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