The Texas Legislature enacted the Texas Compassionate Use Act, also known as Senate Bill 339, in 2015. Under this bill, patients with intractable epilepsy may use low-THC cannabis medicine. Officials implemented the act on September 1, 2017. Qualifying patients may get a CBD recommendation from an authorized doctor.
Only patients with chronic, treatment-resistant epilepsy may qualify for Texas CBD medicine. No other condition counts as an eligible ailment under the Compassionate Use Program. Patients experiencing commonly approved symptoms such as pain cannot ask for a doctor’s recommendation.
The patient must legally reside in Texas — the state does not recognize medical marijuana cards from other states. However, they do not impose an age limit on patient qualification. Minors can receive CBD therapy if they have permission from a legal guardian.
You must get approval from a state-registered doctor to purchase CBD medicine. The language used in Texas legislation makes it difficult to find an authorized doctor without help. It refers to “prescribing” medical CBD when the prescription of medical marijuana is illegal under federal law. To avoid prosecution, many physicians in Texas do not register.
However, this also means authorized physicians dedicate themselves to serving their patients. Anyone you find in this directory will provide compassionate treatment. We want you to visit only the most understanding and knowledgeable CBD-friendly doctors in Texas.
Texas only permits CBD medicine provided by a licensed dispensary. Even if you have low-THC plants, you can’t cultivate them for medical use. Getting a doctor’s permission allows you to medicate legally and safely.
Texas leaves it up to doctors to manage most aspects of program registration. If you qualify, your physician will complete:
After your physician gets another doctor’s agreement and submits your information, you’re done! You can visit one of Texas’s three dispensaries to get medicine. The dispensary will look up your entry in the registry using your ID, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number. Guardians should accompany minor patients during their dispensary visits.
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