Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:01 am
On June 14, 2019, Governor Abbott’s signed Texas HB 3703 into law – thereby expanding the conditions covered in the Compassionate Use Program dramatically.
Effective immediately, under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, certain patients with the following conditions may legally obtain non-smokable forms of low-THC cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries:
- epilepsy of all forms
- other seizure disorders
- multiple sclerosis
- terminal cancer, as well as
- other incurable neurodegenerative diseases, including ALS, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and others.
To qualify for medical cannabis, patients who are permanent residents of Texas and diagnosed with these conditions must obtain a prescription from a qualified physician who determines the risk of low-THC cannabis is reasonable in light of the potential benefit for the patient. Qualified physicians must be board-certified in a medical specialty relevant to the approved medical conditions by a specialty board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.
We will be updating our website with more information on other program details as soon as that information is made available.
For any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us at the form.