Apply for a Texas Medical Marijuana Card

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Low-THC Cannabis Oil Only

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in TX

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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.


Consult with a qualified physician 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 are approved, the recommending physician will register you with CURT, the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas. The state will process your application and dispensaries will be able to look you up in their system and dispense your prescription accordingly.

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 set up a renewal consultation.

Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Texas medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

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Additional State fee

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Texas Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


This number represents less than 0.01% of the total population in Texas.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


These three entities are responsible for cultivating, processing, and dispensing low-THC cannabis oil.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Low-THC products only

This low-THC cannabis oil can be in the form of tinctures, edibles, or lozenges with no more than 0.5% THC.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:


This number represents the average price of a 30 mL tincture with 300 mg THC per bottle.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


These three entities are responsible for cultivating, processing, and dispensing low-THC cannabis oil.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:


Texas has not released revenue numbers for 2023.

The Status of Marijuana Laws & Legalization in Texas

Recently in Texas cannabis news, House Bill 218 passed the House and now heads to the Senate. HB218 gives preliminary approval to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and reduces the penalties for other marijuana offenses. 

Medical cannabis recently became available in Texas, although low-THC CBD oil has been permitted for epilepsy therapy since 2015. Although SB 399, the Texas Compassionate Use Act, was signed by Governor Abbot in June 2015, application was slow and the law is one of the country’s most restrictive. This law enables access to low-THC cannabis for some patients. Cannabis products are regarded as low-THC if they contain at least 10 percent cannabidiol, but Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol does not exceed 0.5 percent. Texas state law  has expanded the conditions that qualify for the medical use of low-THC cannabis. The law prohibits dried flower smoking and home cultivation of cannabis limiting use to only products that can be swallowed.

To get a medical cannabis card in 2022, you must: (1) be a permanent resident of Texas, (2) be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition from a licensed medical marijuana physician, (3) have medical marijuana prescriptions from two distinct qualified physicians to legally qualify for medical cannabis oil in Texas.

Contact with the patient is not essential for the secondary physician. The primary doctor may discuss the situation of the patient for authorization with a secondary doctor. There’s no limit on age. Patients are not required to register or pay a fee under the law. In the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT), however, patient data will be maintained. Patients must meet monthly with the neurologist who approved their cannabis therapy to obtain continuing access to tinctures of cannabis oil.

The Compassionate Use Act supplied for four dispensaries to be licensed. These are:

  • Compassionate Cultivation
  • Surterra Texas
  • Fluent – Schulenburg

As of the beginning of 2021, there are 11 open dispensaries throughout Texas that can fill your cannabis prescription run by Knox, Compassionate Cultivation, Surterra and Fluent. Both cannabis and CBD oils are accessible through these retailers. Many patients were prescribed cannabis oil even under these narrow conditions and had it delivered to their homes. This is likely to be done by many more in the future. Patients can check the website of the State Department of Public Safety for an accredited doctor in Texas.

In April 2021, House Bill 1535 passed, allowing expansions to the medical marijuana program in Texas. This bill added new qualifying conditions for medical cannabis including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans as well as chronic pain that would otherwise be treated with opioids. Additionally, the allowable THC content in medical cannabis products used to be set at 0.5% and is now being increased to a more potent 5% by no later than December 1, 2021.

With the passing of this bill, medical cannabis research will be allowed for some designated medical cannabis conditions under Texas law.

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Texas

Under Texas State law, Compassionate Use Program is limited to Texas patients with the following conditions: 

Becoming a Caregiver in Texas

There is no formal process to becoming a caregiver in Texas. Patients who need help from a caregiver or legal guardian to obtain or use medicinal cannabis may have their medical marijuana prescriptions filled and supplied. If a patient is under 18 years of age their caregiver/guardian can go into any of the licensed dispensaries in Texas and fill the physician’s prescription for medical cannabis. The caregiver/legal guardian will have to provide the following information: 

  • Drivers License/ID
  • Patient’s Last Name
  • Patient’s Date of Birth
  • Last 5 digits of the patient’s social security number

Currently, on behalf of a patient or their legal guardian, only social workers and nurses are permitted to produce marijuana products.

Possession Limits

Possession boundaries are set by doctors attending.

The legislation specifically prohibits smoking to ingest low-THC cannabis; therefore, possession of marijuana or marijuana with THC content above 0.5% is forbidden.


The Texas Compassionate Use Act prohibits the cultivation of marijuana for any purpose. Only controlled agencies are permitted to grow medical cannabis.

How to Renew Your Texas Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Texas medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Texas?

A medical marijuana card in Texas is valid for one year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to get medical cannabis in Texas?

There are currently no age restrictions for applying for compassionate medical cannabis use in Texas. A minor will need a legal guardian’s permission to apply if they are under 18.

No. You must be a Texas resident registered with the Compassionate User Registry and have a prescription from two physicians who are registered with the Texas program.

Smoking any cannabis in Texas is not permitted under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP).

No. You must visit one of the dispensaries run by the three licensed organizations dispensaries that are exclusively approved by the TCUP for purchasing cannabis. The Compassionate User Registry is state-maintained and will not allow you to purchase medical marijuana from another state.

No, you can only get your low-THC cannabis from a certified dispensing organization. The organizations include Fluent, Compassionate Cultivation, and Surterra Texas.

If you are not approved, Veriheal will refund you in full for your consultation.

Medical cannabis patients are limited to only a couple of options in Texas dispensaries, due to the restrictive nature of the medical cannabis program in Texas. Products for purchase include tinctures, lozenges, and gummies.

No, while Texas state law does not explicitly prohibit the purchase, federal law supersedes state law in this matter, making it illegal for medical marijuana patients to purchase firearms, as cannabis is still a controlled substance.

Texas medical marijuana cards are valid for one year. Veriheal will reach out and remind you when it’s time to renew your med card.

Texas medical marijuana law lists ten medical conditions that qualify for low-THC cannabis. These illnesses include ALS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, incurable neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, seizure disorder, and spasticity.

No, Texas does not recognize anxiety as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis use.

Yes, the process for renewing your card with Veriheal is simple in Texas. Annually, Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

Data Last Updated 04/02/2024

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