How to Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Prescription
New Marijuana Law Coming to Texas!
The Compassionate Use Act (also known as the Compassionate Use Program, or CUP) has been in Texas since 2015. However, big things are coming for Texas!
Texans who suffer from chronic pain and other debilitating conditions will be able to access the state’s medical marijuana program under a bill approved by the Texas House in April 2023! This bill would also expand the marijuana limits, allowing doctors to prescribe 10-milligram doses of cannabis for chronic pain cases.
Now this bill goes to the Senate, but we are hopeful it will pass in 2023! In the meantime, get your medical marijuana prescription now if you currently qualify, and sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and alerts!
Texas Marijuana Prescription Eligibility
Currently, in order to qualify for a Texas Marijuana prescription:
You must be a permanent resident of Texas
You 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.
Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Texas
Because of the indisputable evidence of medical marijuana’s ability to ease the symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, Texas lawmakers passed the Compassionate Use Act (also known as the Compassionate Use Program, or CUP) in 2015. Legislators later expanded it in 2019 and again in 2021. CUP made medical marijuana is legal throughout Texas!
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Texas
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
What Is a Texas Marijuana Prescription?
A Texas Marijuana prescription is issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety certifying that you have been entered into the Department’s Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT).
With your Texas Marijuana prescription, you have the legal right to purchase and use cannabis in accordance with the State's medical marijuana laws.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Prescription
in Four Easy Steps!
Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (833) 781-5630
Submit your patient form, State ID, and make your payment.
Connect with our doctor using your phone or computer.
Receive your Texas Marijuana prescription and get access to dispensaries.
Medical Marijuana Doctors in Texas
Unfortunately, not all doctors are qualified to recommend medical marijuana for all of the qualifying conditions, nor are all of the qualified doctors willing to write marijuana prescriptions. Therefore, it can be challenging to find a doctor that will help you out.
But don't worry, all Texas Marijuana Card doctors are certified to recommend medical cannabis and believe it can be a safe and effective treatment for many patients.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana
If you are living with one of the above qualifying conditions, you are eligible to treat it with medical marijuana in Texas.
The easiest way to get a Texas Marijuana prescription is to schedule a telemedicine appointment with one of our medical marijuana doctors.
Our quick and easy telemed platform allows you to get approved by one of our doctors from the convenience and safety of your own home, using a smartphone, computer, or tablet.
What Can I Expect at the Appointment?
During your evaluation, you will discuss your medical conditions and treatment history with your marijuana doctor.
For the quickest and easiest experience, we suggest that you submit copies of your medical records to the doctor prior to your visit. This will help the doctor quickly and accurately verify your eligibility to use medical marijuana, and also help them to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.
Not sure which documents you need or how to get them? Call one of our friendly support staff at (833) 781-5630 for guidance through the process.
Once the doctor confirms your qualifying condition and discusses a treatment plan with you, you'll be registered with CURT. And once you’re registered, you’ll be able to purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in Texas! You’ll just need to provide the dispensary with your name, date of birth, and the last five digits of your Social Security Number.
And don't worry if your doctor is unable to confirm your condition for some reason. We will guide you through the process of verifying your medical information, and we will refund your appointment cost if you are ultimately not approved. You have nothing to lose, and a newfound world of relief to gain!