Per Texas DPS rules, a patient must be certified by a medical marijuana doctor to be enrolled in the Compassionate Use Registry, the state’s medical cannabis program. You can find a list of medical marijuana doctors who have granted permission for their information to be published by the DPS in the CURT database.
In order to access low-THC cannabis legally under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP), you must be certified to have a qualifying condition by a physician participating in the program. The physician is authorized to enroll you in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT) only after an examination of your medical condition and records. Patients cannot register in the CURT by themselves.
If the physician determines that you qualify to use medical marijuana, your information will be added to the CURT, and you will be issued a low-THC cannabis prescription, which permits you to purchase medical cannabis from any of Texas-licensed dispensing organizations. While there are no limitations on the age of the patient participating in the Texas CUP, minors may require the legal consent of their parents or approved guardians to enroll in the program. The consultation fee for an appointment to see a Texas medical marijuana doctor ranges from $100 to $250.
Only a physician registered with the Texas CUP who is licensed pursuant to Section 169.002 of the Texas Occupation Code in a medical specialty related to the patient's qualifying condition may recommend low-THC cannabis use to the patient. The field of medicine where the physician holds a license must be certified by a specialty board approved by the American Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists or the Board of Medical Specialties.
Yes. By selecting the "View All" link on the Search Physician tool on the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, you can find a Texas medical marijuana doctor list of all physicians authorized to issue low-THC cannabis prescriptions under the Texas CUP.
The Texas Department of Public Safety operates the CURT, which contains a database to help you find nearby Texas medical marijuana doctors approved to prescribe low-THC cannabis. The database has a search feature, allowing you to find medical marijuana doctors by county, city, or zip code.
You can also access the physical addresses and phone numbers of medical marijuana doctors in your area via the physician search tool. When searching by zip code or city, you must provide at least the first three numbers or letters of the search text. Note that the results displayed are for physicians who have granted permission to publish their information.
Yes, eligible patients can schedule telemedicine appointments with their certifying physicians for enrollment in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas. HB 3345 corroborates the provisions of SB 1107, allowing physicians to use telemedicine to provide any services offered by healthcare providers.
By allowing physicians to enroll patients in the CURT by telemedicine, patients can access low-THC cannabis without leaving the comfort of their own homes. Telemedicine appointments are usually preferred by low-THC cannabis patients as they can be scheduled more quickly and easily than in-person visits.
There are set prescription limits under the Texas Compassionate Use Program. Authorizing physicians are permitted to set limits depending on the specifics of each case. Hence, regardless of age, recommended possession or purchase limits vary from one patient to the other. However, the limit will be stated on each patient’s low-THC cannabis prescriptions and can be monitored by dispensing organizations via the CURT.