Texas Medical Marijuana Laws
Texas Department of Health
Texas Compassionate Use Program
The Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) System is an online system that allows registered physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis to patients with designated medical conditions, such as epilepsy, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, autism, and incurable neurodegenerative disease, to name a few. Physicians who wish to prescribe medical cannabis must register with CUP and the CURT system. Physicians must meet certain qualifications to be added to the program and to be able to prescribe cannabis treatment. National Medical Marijuana Card Services makes it easier to find a qualified MJ doctor by providing a searchable listing of qualified cannabis doctors in your area.
Texas does not issue MMJ identification cards. After you and your qualified MJ doctor have consulted, and you’ve been diagnosed with one of the qualifying medical conditions and it’s determined by the physician that the risk of the medical use of low-THC cannabis as a treatment is reasonable in light of the potential overall benefit, your MJ doctor will enter a cannabis prescription into the CURT system. Patients do not register in the CURT system or pay any registration fees. Once the qualified physician enters your prescription into the CURT system, you can go to a dispensary and fill your cannabis prescription. For legal guardians to pick up a cannabis prescription from a licensed dispensary organization, qualified physicians are required to document the names and last five digits of the legal guardian’s Social Security number in the CURT system. All MJ patient information will be retained in the CURT system. It’s important to note patients and legal guardians must show proof of identification to the dispensing organization before the prescription can be filled. The CURT system is available to cannabis dispensing organizations and physicians 24-hours a day. You may find dispensing organizations near you on the National Medical Marijuana Card Services platform. It is not legal for MMJ patients to grow cannabis under CUP. Patients are required to purchase low-THC products from a licensed marijuana dispensary organization. You may want to contact the licensed dispensing organization near you to determine their delivery approach. To ensure statewide access to dispensary organizations, the dispensing organization may deliver prescriptions and may fill prescriptions over the counter. Again, you’ll want to check with the dispensing organization regarding your options.
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In Texas, current law, under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP), allows for qualified MMJ patients permanently residing in Texas to be prescribed low-THC cannabis. In many states, legal cannabis products include marijuana CBD oil, capsules, tinctures, edibles, flower, and vape products.
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