Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas

How Do You get a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas?

 

 

The answer is:  you don’t.  In Texas, we do not have medical marijuana cards.  Instead, patients are enrolled in the Compassionate Use Program - a low dose THC program that legally qualifies patients with specific medical conditions to use specific cannabis products via prescription.

 

Doctors are qualified and registered to enroll patients in this program.  They evaluate each patient by reviewing medical records documenting qualifying conditions.  In Texas, the conditions include seizure disorder, epilepsy, spasticity, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), autism, terminal cancer, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, and other dementias.

 

Once the patient is qualified, the doctor will discuss different cannabis treatment options available in our state.  No smoking of medical marijuana is legal in Texas.  Instead, we have access to tinctures that combine CBD and THC, oral sprays, lozenges, creams, and gummies. 

 

Surterra, one of the two working dispensaries in Texas, has now added capsule forms of cannabis to our treatment options.

 

The doctor will then enroll the patient and the chosen prescription into the CURT system, located within the Department of Public Safety.  The patient then calls the dispensary of his or her choice, and the dispensary confirms the prescription within the CURT system by name and date of birth.  Each prescription is set for a given length of time, and is later renewed after meeting again with the treating physician to discuss the effectiveness of the starting dose and to evaluate for any side effects. 

 

Why Choose Compassionate Telemedicine to Get Your Medical Marijuana Prescription?

 

Compassionate Telemedicine is the only doctor-owned, telemedicine company in Texas.  It is run by board-certified physicians - all of whom live in the state.  All other telemedicine companies advertised on the internet are owned by large corporations based in other states like Florida.  Because our company is local, we know more about the laws in Texas and how the system works.  We are interested in educating the public about the benefits of medical cannabis, and we do this at a reasonable price.  Other companies charge $200 or more for an evaluation, while we keep our prices low at $150 for an initial consult and $100 for all follow ups.  Most importantly, we are dedicated to teaching patients how to use their products safely and effectively.  We take time in our consults without rushing through a 15 minute impersonal visit.

 

Come see how Compassionate Telemedicine is the best choice for your alternative choice.

Author
Dr. Allison Kendrick

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