The number of Texas residents using medical marijuana is growing, and it’s no wonder why. Attitudes about marijuana are changing globally, and it is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
34 states have legalized medical marijuana, and 19 states have even legalized cannabis for recreational use. Although Texas has been slow to enact their program, they are making steady improvements in hopes to allow patients to access their medicine easier.
The Texas Public Safety Commission decided to expand its Compassionate Use Program in order to accommodate the steadily increasing number of patients who hope to access medical marijuana.
The Compassionate Use Act was initially passed only for patients with epilepsy. The program has since expanded to allow people with other conditions to get access to safe, natural medicine. Some of these conditions include PTSD and cancer.
With the addition of PTSD as a qualifying condition in the state, it is expected that the medical marijuana patient numbers will increase dramatically.
Already, officials report that the medical marijuana patient numbers have been growing at a steady rate of about 10% each month. It is predicted that there will be over 100,000 medical marijuana patients in Texas by late 2024.
With the rising number of medical marijuana patients, the state must keep up with demand and grow the program. There are currently only three licensed marijuana providers in the entire state.
The Public Safety Commission decided to hire a consultant who will help them grow and give out more licenses to people who can distribute medicine to patients. The commission also approved the three current licensees to open satellite locations throughout the state, so patients can access their medicine easier.
What Is Currently Legal in Texas?
Currently, Texas allows patients with only eight qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana. These include:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
An incurable neurodegenerative disease
Patients with these conditions currently have access to gummies, tinctures, and lozenges with very low THC content.
Reserve an Appointment Today!
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 just as we’re cleared to.
You’ll meet with your new 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.