Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas - Are You Eligible?
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas
In order to be considered a candidate for medical marijuana, you must first determine if you have a qualifying condition. Conditions vary by state so it is important for you to understand the regulations specific to your state of residence. In an effort to make that easier for you, we have compiled a list of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Texas. If you have been diagnosed with any of these qualifying conditions you are already on your path to the potential benefits of medical marijuana. Regulations change almost monthly regarding medical marijuana so check back often if your condition(s) is not currently on the qualifying conditions list. New conditions are explored and added across the legal states in the United States on a fairly regular basis.
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas - Qualifying Conditions:
Who qualifies for medical marijuana in Texas?
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas are as follows:
- Intractable epilepsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Terminal Cancer
- Many Seizure Disorders
How do you get a medical marijuana card in Texas?
- Visit qualified physician and receive a recommendation for medical marijuana.
- Next, register with the state’s online medical cannabis database and complete/submit your online application to receive your medical marijuana card.
- The state will process your application and notify you of your approval via email - it could take up to 30 days to be approved by the state.
- Your card will arrive via mail.
Patients are required to provide a valid Texas driver’s license or official state-issued identification card in order to prove identity and state residency.
Where can you get medical marijuana in Texas?
- Compassionate Cultivation
- Surterra Texas/Goodblend
- Texas Original – Delivery
What's the latest about making medical marijuana legal?
5/3/21 – Parallel, a nationwide cannabis operation, launches initial medical marijuana capsules for patients in Texas under the Compassionate Use Program.
5/2/21 – Texas House Bill 1535 passed recently, potentially allowing for the expansion of Texas’ current medical marijuana program to include more qualifying conditions, including PTSD, as well as increase the THC cap from 0.5% to 5.0%. Individuals with chronic pain, debilitating conditions, and any form of cancer would also qualify for medical marijuana in Texas with the passing of this new bill.
4/29/21 – House of Representatives in Texas pass bill decriminalizing marijuana possession and significantly expanding the state’s medical cannabis program. The bill decriminalizes the possession of cannabis up to an ounce, classifying it as a misdemeanor with no potential of jail time.
4/19/21 – Parallel cannabis operations created a multi-million dollar cannabis cultivation and retail facility, increasing access to medical marijuana for patients in the San Antonio area, and also promising hundreds of new jobs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 3703, a measure that increases the number of qualifying patient conditions for medical cannabis use, which likely could increase dispensary sales in the state’s limited MMJ program.
In Texas, medical marijuana products may only contain low levels of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. These products cannot be smoked. In Texas, the state's only dispensary offer medical marijuana only in oil and inhaler forms. The 0.5% cap on THC was not repealed. The low-THC cap is the single biggest barrier for patient relief in Texas’ medical marijuana program.
For more information, please refer to the States Compassionate Use Act
Meanwhile, HB 1365, a bill that would have significantly expanded Texas’ medical marijuana program passed in the House of Representatives but was not heard in the Senate. Likewise, HB 63, a bill that would have decriminalized marijuana, passed in the House but was not heard in the Senate. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (D) — who serves as Senate president — was strongly opposed to the bill. Please contact your lawmakers and tell them to remove criminal penalties for marijuana possession!
As legislation for Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas continues to develop, we will continue to update this page and inform of any additional qualifying conditions.
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