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Medical vs Recreational Marijuana: What to Know

Texas has a CUP program, but it is too restrictive to be considered a real medical marijuana program. We hope that 2023 will be the year for medical marijuana in Texas! Make sure to contact your lawmakers and let them know that you want medical cannabis soon.

It is inevitable that Texas will eventually legalize both recreational and medical marijuana. A medical marijuana program is often the first step toward the legalization of cannabis entirely, and we hope Texas gets there sooner than later.

There are many benefits to having your medical card, even in a recreational state. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits and differences between medical and recreational cannabis.

Higher Limits

Those with their medical marijuana cards enjoy added perks, including higher purchase and possession limits. This means that medical card holders can legally buy more products at a time and possess more as well.

Not only can medical card holders possess and purchase more cannabis, but in cultivation states, they can usually grow more too! For example, in Colorado, recreational cannabis users may legally grow up to 10 plants at home, but medical card holders can grow up to 99!

Save on Product

Medical card holders can usually save a chunk of change on marijuana products in a number of ways. First, they are responsible for less in taxes which adds up very quickly.

Patients with their medical marijuana card can also enjoy cheaper products in general. Many medical dispensaries offer better prices than recreational dispensaries, which can end up saving you thousands of dollars a year.

Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Texas

Although Texas does have a medical marijuana program in place, it’s too restrictive to fully meet the needs of Texas patients. There are only three dispensing organizations in the entire state and 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 soon.

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!


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Texas Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

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