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Frequently Asked Questions for Medical Marijuana

  • How Do I Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Prescription?
    To obtain your medical marijuana prescription in Texas, you must suffer from one of the qualifying conditions and have medical records documenting your condition. Next, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet with a certified physician to get a recommendation for medical marijuana treatment. Our staff here at Texas Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor and filing all your necessary paperwork! The physician will enter your prescription in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). After the patient or legal guardian can go to any licensed dispensary to purchase medicine of their choice. This process will take 24 hours.
  • What Conditions Make a Patient Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Texas?
    Epilepsy Seizure disorders Multiple sclerosis Spasticity Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Autism Terminal cancer An incurable neurodegenerative disease
  • Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Texas?
    To qualify for medical marijuana in Texas: The patient must be a permanent resident of Texas The patient must be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, autism, cancer, epilepsy, an incurable neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, a seizure disorder, or spasticity A qualified physician must determine the risk of the medical use of low-THC cannabis by a patient is reasonable in light of the potential benefit
  • Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Seeing a Texas Marijuana Doctor?
    We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. However, you do not have to worry because Texas Marijuana Card offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not approved.
  • What Is the Cost for a Medical Marijuana Prescription in Texas?
    The cost of a medical marijuana prescription covers the inital consultation with the physician, unlimited free follow-up appointments for the remainder of the year, access to our patient support counselors 6 days a week, and a 365 day certfication. We don’t want the cost stop you from getting the relief you deserve. Call us at (833) 781-5630 to hear about the pricing and payment options available to you.
  • Will My Insurance or Medicaid Pay for My Marijuana?
    Due to medical marijuana not being federally legal, insurance providers cannot legally cover the cost of evaluations and/or prescriptions.
  • Are There Any Age Restrictions for Low-THC Cannabis Prescriptions?
    There are no limitations on the age of the patient, but patients under 18 require a legal guardian.
  • Are Patients' Legal Guardians Able to Pick Up an Order From a Dispensing Organization?
    Yes. Physicians will be required to document and enter the name and last 5 digits of the legal guardians social security number into the Compassionate Use Registry. Patients or legal guardians will be required to show proof of identification to the dispensing organization. They must be residents of the state of Texas.
  • Where Can Patients Purchase Medical Marijuana?
    Once your prescription has been entered in the (CURT) system you will be able to purchase medical cannabis products at any of the licensed dispensaries located throughout Texas.
  • What Products Are Available at Dispensaries?
    Registered medical cannabis users may possess cannabis or hemp oil. It is possible to purchase THC-only tinctures and edibles in some Texas dispensaries. Only non-smokable preparations can be legally purchased and used by qualifying medical patients.
  • Where Are Dispensaries Located in Texas?
    Medical marijuana dispensaries are currently open throughout the state of Texas.
  • Are Patients Allowed to Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana at Home?
    No. Only licensed dispensers will be able to grow cannabis and only for use in the production of low-THC cannabis. Patients are required to purchase low-THC cannabis products from a licensed dispensing organization.
  • Are There Limits on How Much Medical Marijuana Can be Purchased from a Dispensary?
    Registered medical cannabis patients may possess any amount of cannabis or hemp oil. Patients can purchase THC-only tinctures and edibles from some Texas dispensaries, but only non-smokable preparations can be legally purchased and used by qualifying patients. As an MMJ prescription in Texas, you are permitted to possess any amount of low-THC, high-CBD oil. Low THC is considered less than 1% THC. You can also purchase THC-only tinctures and edibles in Texas if you are a qualifying medical cannabis patient. Products cannot be smoked, even if less than 1% THC.
  • Is it Legal for Patients to Smoke Low-THC Cannabis?
    No. Texas Occupations Code §169.001 specifically excludes smoking from the definition of "medical use."
  • What Protections do Patients and Legal Guardians Have from Criminal Prosecution?
    Texas Health and Safety Code §481.111(e) (1) provides exemptions from state laws prohibiting possession of marijuana for patients (and their legal guardians) for whom low-THC cannabis is prescribed under a valid prescription, and purchased from a licensed dispensing organization.
  • What Is a Medical Marijuana Caregiver, and How Many Can I Have?
    The Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP) currently has no provisions regarding caregivers, therefore, registered medical marijuana patients cannot designate caregivers to obtain products from dispensaries. However, parents or legal guardians of registered medical marijuana patients under 18 years can purchase low-THC cannabis products from dispensing organizations for their patients.
  • How Do I Apply to be a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Texas?
    If you are a parent or guardian of a minor, the physician will be required to document the name and last 5 digits of the legal guardian or parents social security number in the Compassionate Use Registry.
  • Is My Personal Information Kept Confidential?
    The privacy of our patients is our top priority. We ensure that all patient information is protected and kept confidential in our HIPAA-compliant file storage system. We will also never share any of your contact information with any third party.
  • Can You Have a Prescription from Another State Filled in Texas?
    No, Texas Health and Safety Code §487.107 only authorizes the possession of low-THC cannabis that is obtained through a prescription issued by a physician registered with the CUP program and the dispensing of a prescription for a person listed as a patient in the Compassionate Use Registry.

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