Medical Marijuana Doctors in Texas (TX)
Is medical marijuana legal in Texas?
Yes. According to to the Texas Compassionate Use Act, low THC medical marijuana (sometimes called cannabis) is now legal in Texas.
What is CUP- Compassionate Use Program?
Compassionate Use Program is Texas's name for their medical marijuana program. Although it's a little more limited than some states, if a patient does have medical conditions that qualify, they can get access to a medical marijuana prescription rather quickly.
How do you qualify for Texas medical marijuana?
A CUP registered physician may prescribe Low-THC cannabis for a medical cannabis patient if:
- The patient is a permanent Texas resident
- The patient has one of the below qualifying conditions:
- Seizure disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Cancer (it used to be only Terminal Cancer)
- PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- An incurable neurodegenerative disease
- That qualified physician decides the benefit outweighs the risk
For more info read more about qualifying medical marijuana conditions in Texas.
How do you get a Texas medical marijuana card?
There are no Texas medical marijuana cards! Once your physician enters your medical cannabis prescription in CUP, you can visit a licensed dispensary.
How do I find qualified Texas medical marijuana doctors.
Since telemedicine is available, it's easy. Register online and follow the instructions in order to see a Texas doctor. Texas cannabis doctors can speak with you via computer to make the process as easy as possible to get your Texas medical card.
What do I need for a Texas medical marijuana doctors appointment?
Like any doctor appointment you should have your medical records ready that identify at least one of the qualifying conditions, and be able to describe your medical history.
Texas Approval - How do I know when I'm approved for a Medical Marijuana Card?
As soon as the CUP registered physician adds the medical marijuana prescription to the CUP, the medical cannabis patient can purchase medical marijuana from one of the licensed dispensaries.
What do I do after I've found out I'm approved for Texas medical marijuana?
Congratulations! A qualifying patient can visit or call any of the approved companies licensed to dispense marijuana.
How do patients renew their Texas Medical Marijuana prescriptions?
Since there is no Texas medical marijuana card, your doctor is the only one you need to renew with. Keep an open conversation with your physician so he can help determine if the medical cannabis is helping your qualifying conditions.
What type of medical marijuana is available in Texas?
Currently, the only approved method of intake according to the Texas compassionate use program is swallowing the prescribed dose of low-THC, typically in a thc oil.
Is smoking medical marijuana allowed in Texas?
No. According to Texas law, swallowing the prescribed dose of low-THC is the only allowed medically prescribed cannabis.
What is the THC cap in Texas
Currently, the THC cap is 1% (as of Sept 1 2021). Although it's not very high, it is a start and hopefully increases in time.
Is medical marijuana telemedicine legal in Texas?
Yes. Texas allows medical marijuana physicians to use telemedicine to meet with their patients.
Where are the Texas Dispensaries?
The are currently 3 dispensaries that are allowed to sell medically prescribed cannabis. CalmEffect tracks the dispensaries on our city by city dispensary list! Qualified patients can visit the dispensaries or call for deliveries. Since there is no medical marijuana card in Texas, the dispensary can see your information in the CUP in order to fulfill any medical cannabis orders. There are a total of 3 medical marijuana dispensaries in Texas. These include Fluent, Compassionate Cultivation, and Surterra Texas, now called GoodBlend.
Do Texas Dispensaries provide Medical Marijuana discounts?
CalmEffect also tracks Texas dispensary deals!
How can CalmEffect Help You?
Our 3- Step Doctor Process Works.
By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you'll be eligible for Texas medical marijuana with access to a growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state.
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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.
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:
- San Antonio
- El Paso
- Grand Prarie
- San Angelo
- Cedar Park
- & More