TEXAS MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM UPDATE - 2019
Where To Get Medical CBD Cannabis In Texas
Although Texas enacted its Compassionate Use Act in 2015, implementation was slow, and the law is one of the most restrictive in the country, only allowing for the use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis oil in Texas and only for intractable epilepsy. The law allows for no more than 0.5 percent THC and not less than 10 percent CBD by weight. Smoking of dried flower and home cultivation or cannabis are prohibited by the law.
In 2019, to legally qualify for medical cannabis oil in Texas, you must be an epilepsy patient who has not responded to a minimum of two FDA-approved drugs, and you must have prescriptions from two separate doctors. However, very few physicians are actually prescribing cannabis oil because in doing so they are breaking federal law.
There is no age limit. The law does not require patients to register or pay a fee. However, patient information will be retained in the Compassionate Use Registry.
In order to receive ongoing access to cannabis oil, patients must meet monthly with the neurologist who approved their treatment.
The cost of treatment is generally between $180 and $240 per month. The more severe the case, the more treatment costs. Treatments are not covered by insurance.
As of the start of 2019, Knox and Compassionate Cultivation have open dispensaries and delivery of cannabis CBD oils are available by delivery statewide.
Even under these tight circumstances, many patients have been prescribed cannabis oil and have had it shipped to their homes. Many more will likely do so in the future.
Patients can search for an accredited doctor in Texas on the state’s Department of Public Safety website.
When seeking a specific strain high in THC or high cannabidiol (CBD) strains like Charlotte's Web, the medical marijuana dispensary that will serve the Texas Cannabis industry will be on Texas Dispensaries. It may not be until 2016 or later, depending on which way the tumbleweeds blow, however when it gets here Texas Dispensaries will be here, locked and loaded. In the meantime, please bookmark Txdispensaries.com to get up to date Texas marijuana news, specials, and stay current.