How to Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Card

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers access to low THC Cannabis through the Texas Compassionate Use Act. The state defines low THC cannabis as any part of the plant or a preparation or manufactured product derived from it with no more than 0.5% THC by weight and no less than 10% CBD by weight. A patient approved to use cannabis cannot smoke it but can consume it by other means.

Who can qualify?

To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Texas you must be a permanent resident of Texas and 18 years of age or older, or have consent from a parent or legal guardian. You must also be diagnosed with intractable epilepsy by a qualified neurologist. The state defines the diagnosis as a form of epilepsy that has been treated with two or more forms of anti-epileptic drugs that did not successfully control the seizures.

How much does it cost?

There is no fee because there is no application process.

How do I apply?

To be permitted to possess low THC cannabis in Texas do the following:

  1. Visit with your physician and have them submit your information to the Compassionate Use Registry
  2. Visit with a second physician and have them agree with the need for a medical marijuana treatment
  3. Your physician will submit a prescription online which will allow you to purchase low THC cannabis from a state licensed dispensing organization

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