Prescribing Medical Cannabis

Physicians who specialize in the field of examining, diagnosing and treating epilepsy may qualify to prescribe low- THC cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Program by registering with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Compassionate Use Registry Portal.

Qualifying physicians must be certified in epilepsy or neurology by the American Board of Neurophysiology or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; or be otherwise qualified to examine and diagnose epilepsy.

You can find a list of physician resources below.

Information for Prescribers: The Texas Compassionate Use Program

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How to Register for the Texas Compassionate Use Registry

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Dr. Karen Keough Walks Physicians Through the Medical
Cannabis Registration Process

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Prescriber’s Guide to Adding Patient Treatment Plans

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See Compassionate Cultivation’s CBD Products

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CBD Dosing Recommendations and Guidelines for Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become approved to prescribe medical cannabis?

Instructions on how to become approved and registered can be found here.

What are potential side effects associated with CBD oil?

Side effects reported in studies published by American Herbal Pharmacopeia indicate potential fatigue and gastrointestinal issues, but mostly associated with very high dosing. Typically CBD products are diluted in food oils (like our product) and ingesting large amounts can result in gastrointestinal related issues.

How much CBD and THC is allowed in Texas for cannabis based medicine?

Our selected CBD-rich cultivars are converted into cannabis oil that contains less than 0.5 percent THC and at least 10 percent CBD in finished product, adhering to guidelines set out under the Compassionate Use Act.

How long will each bottle of CBD based medicine last? How many doses does each bottle contain?

This depends on the prescribed/recommended dose. The concentration of our line of tinctures is 10% CBD, meaning there is 100 mg CBD per mL of tincture. There are two sizes, 7.5 mL and 15 mL. If the prescribed dose regimen is 20 mg/day, the 7.5 mL bottle will last approximately 37 days. If the dose is 100 mg /day, the 7.5 mL size will last 7 days. Learn more about dosing guidelines.

How will patients measure out medication?

The bottle and box will state the concentration of CBD per mL. Using the 1 mL syringe provided with the product, patients can determine how much to measure out per dose. For instance, to get 50 mg of CBD from a 100 mg CBD /mL tincture, measure out 0.5 mL. For 10 mg, measure out 0.1 mL.

Why use this medication rather than the hemp based CBD products at over the counter stores?

Our medication is of the highest quality possible, starting from cultivation and ending in a child-resistant and tamper-evident packaged bottle. The final product is quality tested for pesticides, heavy metals, microbial activity, chemicals and the potency levels of CBD and THC. You can be assured the medicine you prescribe is consistent and of high purity. Everything is traced and easily tracked to the plant it came from. Hemp-based products are unregulated, rarely lot traceable and could be contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides or chemicals potentially harmful to patients.

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