How to Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Card
All patients must be certified and registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas in order to purchase and use medical marijuana in Texas.
Qualifying for medical marijuana in Texas is an easy 2-step process:
1. Get certified by our state-licensed doctors to become eligible for medical marijuana.
2. Register with the state of Texas (our doctors handle this for you after your certification).
Once you are certified and registered, you can purchase medical cannabis from any dispensary in Texas.
There is no state-issued medical marijuana card in Texas. Dispensaries will accept your regular state ID for identity verification.
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Medical Marijuana Requirements in Texas
Residency Requirements: You must be a resident in the state of Texas to get your state-issued card. At this time, the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) will not allow out of state patients to become certified for medical marijuana.
Age Requirements: There is no minimum age requirement for medical marijuana in Texas. Patients 18 years of age or older can become a patient. Patients under 18 require a parent or guardian caregiver.
Qualifying Conditions: To qualify, you will need to be diagnosed with a debilitating condition as defined by the state. These include: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Autism, Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, Incurable Neurodegenerative Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Spasticity, Terminal Cancer.
Documentation Requirements: To get certified for your medical marijuana card you will need a Texas driver’s license or state-issued ID. Additionally, some form of medical proof of your condition is required. Qualifying proof includes ANY of the following: pill bottles, prescriptions, medical records, office visit notes, letter/note from your doctor, X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury.
Medical Marijuana Certification Process
Schedule Your Evaluation: Use the form on the right to schedule an appointment for your evaluation for medical cannabis. Our telemedicine services allow you to be evaluated from the comfort of your home by one of our licensed physicians. You can also call us toll free at 1-877-242-0362 if you have any questions or if you want to make an appointment by phone.
Get Certified: Attend your evaluation using your camera on your phone or computer. During the call, our doctors will review your medical documentation and determine if you qualify for medical cannabis. If approved, our provider will register you with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) and enter your prescription. There is no state-issued card; once you are entered into the registry you can visit dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis with just a valid state ID to prove your identity.
Schedule Your Texas Medical Marijuana Certification
Texas Medical Cannabis
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana in Texas?
A: You must be diagnosed with one of the following debilitating health conditions as defined by the state to qualify:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
- Incurable Neurodegenerative Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Terminal Cancer
Q: How do I set up an appointment with a registered medical marijuana provider in Texas?
A: You can schedule an appointment using the online scheduling form above or give us a call/text at 1-877-242-0362 and one of our friendly staff members will coordinate a date and time for you to get evaluated by a registered medical marijuana provider in Texas.
Q: What do I need to provide for the evaluation and what is the cost?
A: You will need a valid Texas Driver’s License or State-Issued ID Card. You will also need proof of your medical condition. Proof can include medical records, pill bottles, x-ray reports, prescriptions, doctor’s notes, etc. The evaluation fee is $200.
Q: Will patients’ registration status be made available to the public?
A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws so only you and the provider who certifies you will know that you are a cannabis patient in Texas.
Q: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?
A: Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Q: Am I allowed to grow my own medical cannabis in Texas?
A: Not at this time. Registered patients will need to obtain medical cannabis from one of the state-licensed dispensaries.
Q: How much marijuana will I be able to purchase and possess as a qualified, registered Texas cannabis patient?
A: Registered patients will be able to purchase and possess up to the dosage prescribed by their certifying provider. Dosages will be determined by the provider on a case-by-case basis.
Q: What is a caregiver?
A: A caregiver is a person age 21 or older who is selected by the qualifying patient as someone who is authorized to obtain and possess medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries on behalf of the patient, as well as provide assistance in the administration of medical marijuana.
Q: What are the qualifications to become a caregiver?
A: To become a Caregiver for the medical marijuana program in Texas, you must:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Be a Texas resident with valid photo ID
- Be registered as a caregiver with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas