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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in TX

Step1: Book an appointment

When we're booking appointments in Texas, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in TX through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

Step 2: Consult with an mmj Doctor

Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

Step 3: Get approved

Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Texas, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

Until the program is live, you can join the Veriheal tribe above to gain access to our large network of offerings that are presently available to you.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Texas

Cannabis in Texas, the United States state, is illegal for medical and recreational purposes, though low-THC CBD oil is allowed for the treatment of epilepsy since 2015. Although in June of 2015, Governor Abbot signed SB 399, the Texas Compassionate Use Act, implementation was slow, and the law is one of the most restrictive in the country. This law allows access to some patients to low-THC cannabis. Cannabis products are considered low-THC if they contain at least 10% cannabidiol, but not more than 0.5% tetrahydrocannabinol. The state of Texas approved the medical use of such products to patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. Smoking of dried flower and home cultivation or cannabis are prohibited by the law.

In 2019, to legally qualify for medical cannabis oil in Texas, you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Texas,
  • Diagnosed with intractable epilepsy,
  • Have prescriptions from two separate doctors.
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It is not necessary for the secondary physician to have contact with the patient. The primary physician can discuss the patient’s condition with a secondary physician for approval. There is no age limit. The law does not require patients to register or pay a fee. However, patient information will be retained in the Compassionate Use Registry. In order to receive ongoing access to cannabis oil, patients must meet monthly with the neurologist who approved their treatment.

The Compassionate Use Act provided for licensing of three dispensaries. Those are:

  • Knox Medical Texas,
  • Compassionate Cultivation, and
  • Surterra Texas.

As of the start of 2019, Knox and Compassionate Cultivation have open dispensaries and delivery of cannabis CBD oils are available by delivery statewide. Even under these tight circumstances, many patients have been prescribed cannabis oil and have had it shipped to their homes. Many more will likely do so in the future. Patients can search for an accredited doctor in Texas on the state’s Department of Public Safety website.

Becoming a Caregiver in Texas

Patients who need assistance obtaining or using medicinal cannabis may have their prescription filled and delivered by a caregiver or legal guardian. Currently, only social workers and nurses are allowed to deliver marijuana products on behalf of a patient or their legal guardian.

Possession Limits

Possession limits are set by attending physicians.

The law specifically prohibits ingesting low-THC cannabis by smoking; therefore, possession of cannabis flower or cannabis with THC content above 0.5% is prohibited.

Cultivation

Under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, growing marijuana for any purpose is prohibited. Only regulated dispensing organizations are allowed to cultivate medical marijuana.

Places to Visit in Texas After Enjoying Your Medicine

Whether you are interested in the typical Texan experience or the more modern side of the state, there is plenty to see and do. Texas is brimming with countless possibilities for fun and adventure. Geographically and culturally diverse, the state offers a wealth of unique attractions and things to do. From the cities to the coastal beaches, mountains, and desert, vacation possibilities in Texas are extensive.

Austin

The capital of Texas, Austin is a bustling city known for its live music scene, its many beautiful lakes and parks, and its world-class museums. Lady Bird Lake sits in the heart of the city, offering opportunities to swim, kayak, cycle, and jog. Culinary options range from beat-up food trucks selling delectable barbecue to upscale farm-to-table restaurants, and the city’s nightlife has something for almost everyone. Live music performances are held every night all over the city, but it’s especially worthwhile making a trip to the city during one of its two major music festivals: South by Southwest (SXSW) and the Austin City Limits Festival.

Fredericksburg

Best known for its excellent wineries, Fredericksburg also has a proud German heritage and a vibrant art and music scene. There are plenty of opportunities for wine tours, and the area’s many wineries are complemented by an excellent selection of restaurants. A beautiful replica of a 19th-century German church can be seen in the town square; visitors interested in the city’s history would also be well advised to visit the Pioneer Museum. The downtown core is very pedestrian and cyclist-friendly, and thanks to its location in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the city is surrounded by plenty of beautiful walking and cycling trails as well.

New Braunfels

Established by German settlers in 1845, New Braunfels is notable for its proximity to both the Comal and Guadalupe rivers. There are almost endless opportunities to fish, swim, kayak, and engage in other water sports on the rivers, but visitors can also head to the 70-acre Schlitterbahn Waterpark for a day of family-friendly fun in the water. Adventure lovers should also make time to tour the limestone caves at the Natural Bridge Caverns, while anyone interested in history can visit the Gruene Historic District to marvel at the original German buildings, which date back to the 1800s.

Data last updated 05/16/2019