Medical Marijuana in Texas
Medical Marijuana in North Texas
Are you looking to get your medical marijuana in Texas? The talented team of doctors here at CalmEffect are here to help guide you through every single step of the process.
Keep reading to learn the calm effect and how to get your card for Medical Marijuana in Texas.
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Texas - Qualifying Conditions:
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Texas are as follows (Updated February 6, 2020):
- Intractable epilepsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Terminal Cancer
- Many Seizure Disorders
- Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases
Your doctor will evaluate your condition and discuss potential treatment options. If your physician determines cannabis is right for you, they will register you with Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). Patients do not need a written prescription since the physicians enter the prescription into CURT for the Dispensary to validate. Texas does not provide medical ID cards at all. The initial evaluation visit costs $150, which will not be charged if your doctor believes that your online visit failed to qualify you for medical cannabis. Proof of ID and the last 5 digits of your social security number are required to purchase your medicine.
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 The 0.5% cap on THC was not repealed.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.
With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over Texas, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in Texas by filling out the form on this page.
By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you'll be eligible for a medical marijuana card with access to our growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state. Mail-order and walk ins are available.
If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in Texas, we are here to help you.
Where to Buy Marijuana in Texas
Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for Texas to find out where you can access your meds.
Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Texas!
11/11/20 - Texas lawmakers have already pre-filed at least 13 marijuana bills for the 2021 session, including proposals to legalize and decriminalize, as well as expand the state’s existing limited medical cannabis program. "Texas will be facing tremendous budgetary challenges next session. My bill would create 30,000 new jobs for our state and produce $3.2 billion in new revenue WITHOUT raising taxes on everyday Texans!"
10/21/20 - A new analysis from Vicente Sederberg LLP finds that if Texas legalized marijuana the state would see $2.7 billion in annual cannabis sales, take in $1.1 billion dollars in tax revenue per biennium and create 20,000-40,000 jobs in the industry, plus ancillary positions.
10/13/20 - Texas Republican congressional candidate Tre Pennie tweeted, "Instead allowing pharmaceutical companies to poison you with prescription drugs. Why not consider natural solutions offered by cannabis? It’s time to think outside the box."
And, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy published a voter guide for the state's elections.
9/23/20 - Texas congressional candidate Russell Foster tweeted, "My uncle had MS, was falling apart from all the opioids & drugs once he had to start using a walker, then a chair. Luckily in his final years, he was able to find cannabis, got off most of the killer meds, and lived longer than what we thought possible. #PotSaves"
9/16/20 - Texas Republican congressional candidate Tre Pennie is calling for federal cannabis legalization and investments in communities harmed by the war on drugs, and he shared his plan exclusively with Marijuana Moment. “If done right—with proper federal regulation, oversight, and training, we can begin to lift failing communities out of poverty, reduce minority incarceration rates related to marijuana offenses and create sustainable markets resistant to online marketplace monopolies." Also, A Dallas, Texas City Council member is planning to introduce a marijuana decriminalization proposal.
9/15/20 - Texas’s agriculture commissioner said he supports expanding the state's limited medical cannabis law to allow patients to use it for toothaches and other maladies. “If it’ll help somebody, I’m for it. Whatever it is. I mean, a toothache, I don’t care. If it’s a cure, if it [alleviates] pain, we should be able to use that.” Also, A Texas judge heard arguments in a case challenging the state's ban on smokable hemp.
9/10/20 - Marijuana arrests in Texas dropped nearly 30 percent in a year—thanks largely to the legalization of hemp and law enforcement’s resulting difficulty in telling the two crops apart without testing devices.
9/9/20 - A Texas judge extended a temporary restraining order against a smokable hemp ban until September 14, 2020. Also, Houston, Texas officials adopted a testing method to differentiate between marijuana and hemp. And, San Antonio, Texas's cite and release program led to a 35% reduction in the number of arrests for small amounts of marijuana.
8/20/20 - A Texas judge temporarily lifted a ban that regulators had imposed on selling smokable hemp products. The broader case challenging the prohibition is still being considered. ALSO, Dallas County, Texas's district attorney discussed marijuana enforcement policies with the DeSoto City Council.
8/13/20 - The Dallas, Texas Community Police Oversight Board adopted a recommendation that the City Council mandate police issue citations instead of making arrests for low-level marijuana possession.
8/7/20 - Texas regulators are being sued over the state’s new ban on selling smokable hemp products. “If allowed to move forward, these bans on smokable hemp products will shutter businesses across the state, resulting in a loss of jobs and tax revenue. They impede the economic liberty of Texas businesses, pose an existential threat to Texas hemp manufacturers, farmers, and retailers, and are sure to stifle growth of a budding Texas industry.”
8/5/20 - Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted, "The House may have passed the HEROES Act, but it’s nothing more than a long list of liberal priorities that have nothing to do with #COVID19 - like tax breaks for the rich & marijuana subsidies. We need to stay in session & pass REAL relief for Texans."
7/27/20 - Texas's House speaker acknowledged the fiscal potential of legalizing marijuana but said he would vote against it due to other "costs" he feels it would create. “It certainly could be a help. It could augment the shortfall. But I don’t believe it’s anywhere near a singular solution.” Also, Texas regulators published a checklist for consumable hemp products.
7/3/20 - The Austin, Texas Police Department said in a memo that it will stop making arrests or issuing citations for low-level marijuana possession. The move follows the passage of a City Council resolution urging the end of such cannabis enforcement.
6/11/20 - The Austin, Texas police chief said implementation of a new policy to end marijuana arrests has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak and "current national and local events surrounding the George Floyd incident."
4/1/20 - Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is calling on Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to enact a moratorium on cannabis possession arrests and bring lawmakers into a special session to pass legalization legislation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2/27/20 - The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a memo that state crime labs will not run marijuana tests in simple possession cases. That means many local agencies will either have to forego pursuing cannabis prosecutions or pay for private testing.
About Medical Marijuana in Texas
Texas is one of the largest states in the US and is home to a number of historical and scenic locations, such as The Alamo, the San Antonio River Walk, Big Bend National Park, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park, to name a few. If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love Texas, as it is home to legendary professional teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers. Texas also has a rich history of music, which is heavily influenced by the country and hip-hop music genres, with Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, and Beyoncé to name a few. The food in Texas ain't too bad either, especially if you’re a fan of barbecue, chili, anything fried, and of course, Tex-Mex.
How do I get a medical marijuana prescription in Texas?
Currently, the only way of acquiring medical marijuana in Texas is through the Compassionate Use Act, which the state passed in 2015. This act states that you must be a permanent resident of Texas, and must suffer from the condition of “intractable epilepsy”. In order to be prescribed, a certified medical cannabis physician must determine that marijuana/THC is a sensible form of treatment. Next, a second physician, certified in medical marijuana, must accede with the initial physician’s evaluation. There are currently just over 30 doctors in the state of Texas that are listed on the registry that are able to prescribe medical marijuana. However, change in Texas regarding medical cannabis laws is likely on the way. House Bill 1365, a bill that would significantly expand the legalization of medical marijuana use, has recently passed a committee vote and is expected to pass in the House.
How do I get my medical cannabis card in Texas?
Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Texas?
There are a total of 3 medical marijuana dispensaries in Texas. These include Fluent, Compassionate Cultivation, and Surterra Texas.
Our informed advisors can connect you with a Medical Marijuana in Texas Doctor and the medical marijuana dispensary closest to you.
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Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas
Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:
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