To apply for your MMJ Card in Texas, you will need to show your signed certificate which provides proof of your condition as well as your identification documents. You will be asked for your driver’s license number as well.
Texas, unlike several other states, has overly strict medicinal cannabis regulations, and the application process is incredibly tedious. Furthermore, only low-THC cannabis is available to people who qualify for medical marijuana.
While still limited, the Texas Compassionate Use Act has come a long way since its introduction and was expanded in 2019. If you want to get a Texas medical card, follow the steps in this article to find out how to apply.
How to Qualify for Medical Cannabis in Texas
Consult an online doctor to check if you are eligible for a prescription, and pay only if the doctor approves. To be qualifying conditions for medicinal marijuana in Texas, you must be a permanent resident of Texas with proof of residency. There are no age limitations, but if you are under the age of 18, a legal guardian may be required.
The Texas Department of Safety must also have diagnosed you with one or more of the qualifying conditions mentioned below.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Cancer (Terminal)
- Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Seizure Disorder
Medical marijuana prescriptions
Patients may get Low-THC cannabis prescribed if:
- The patient is a permanent Texas resident.
- One of the medical conditions listed above affects the patient.
- Prescriptions are written by a CUP-registered physician.
- The benefit outweighs the risk, according to this trained physician.
There is no age limit for prescriptions. Patients under 18 may need a legal guardian.
Do I need to create my MMJ patient profile?
Your prescription will be instantly uploaded to the system by the physician who will assist you with your registry in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT).
Only if the doctor believes that medical marijuana will enhance the patient’s overall health will the patient be certified.