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Marijuana Laws in Texas: What to Know
37 states have launched their own medical marijuana programs, and 21 states have already legalized cannabis entirely. Unfortunately, Texas continues to lag behind. We hope that this will change soon!
The good news is that Texas is closer than ever to launching their own medical cannabis program. Hundreds of thousands of patients will soon have access to dispensaries and will be able to get the relief they deserve.
Texas does have a CUP program, but it is extremely limited, so it is not really considered a full medical cannabis program. Qualifying patients only have access to low THC, and these substances can only be swallowed, no smoking or vaping.
In this blog, we will discuss some of Texas’ laws regarding marijuana.
In the State of Texas, possession of 2 oz or less of cannabis is a misdemeanor and can get you 180 days in jail along with a fine up to $2,000. As you can see, the cannabis laws in Texas are still very strict.
The sale of 7g or less of cannabis carries the same charge, sentence and fine as the possession of only two ounces. We hope that Texas will start the process of decriminalizing cannabis as soon as possible.
Get Ready for Medical Cannabis in Texas
Although Texas does have a medical marijuana program, it is too small to fully meet the needs of Texas patients. There are only three dispensing organizations in the entire state, but over 37,000 patients.
It is also estimated that this number will increase by 300% by the end of 2023. With the growing number of medical marijuana patients, we are hopeful that Texas lawmakers will push for the expansion of the program even further.
There are two things you can do today to lend a hand to the expansion of Texas’ medical marijuana program.
First, let your state representatives know how you feel about Texas’ overly restrictive medical marijuana program. Second, support the cause by finding out if you qualify for a Texas Marijuana Card, and get one if you do.
Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our qualified, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you the moment the law changes.
You’ll meet with your doctor virtually using your smartphone or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together, you’ll discuss your qualifying condition and how you might benefit from medical marijuana, all without leaving your home. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!