Considering medical cannabis as a treatment option? While Texas is certainly different from other states, becoming a Texas medical marijuana patient isn’t as daunting of a process as you might think. Find out how you can become a medical marijuana patient in Texas with this easy step-by-step guide.
1. Find Out If You Have a Covered Condition
To access medical cannabis in Texas, you must first have a covered condition. So before you start searching for doctors and dispensaries, check to see if you have a condition that qualifies under the Compassionate Use Program.
Covered conditions for medical marijuana in Texas include:
- Peripheral Neuropathies
- Terminal Cancer
Click below to see what other conditions qualify for medical marijuana in Texas.
2. Talk to a Doctor
Once you know that you qualify, the next step to becoming a medical marijuana patient is to talk to a doctor. Instead of medical cards, Texas requires a prescription from a doctor who is registered to prescribe medical marijuana. If your current doctor isn’t part of the program, we can help them register.
We can also connect you to our network of trusted doctors who are ready to prescribe medical marijuana. This includes safe, easy and secure telemedicine options. Plus, you don’t need to change your primary care physician.
3. Pick Up Your Medicine
After your appointment, your doctor will electronically put your prescription into the system. Once your prescription is in, you’re ready to pick up from a Texas dispensary. There are three medical cannabis companies in Texas, but only one dispensary is both Texas owned and operated (that’s us!). Before selecting where to pick up your medicine, be sure to ask about dispensary pick-up locations, delivery times and reviews from other medical marijuana patients.
Below are some questions to keep in mind when selecting a medical cannabis dispensary.
- What products are available?
- Where can I pick up my medicine?
- What are other patients saying?
Have a prescription? Call our dispensary at 512-614-0343 to get it filled!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t live near a Texas dispensary?
No matter where you live in Texas, Compassionate Cultivation will help you access your medicine! In addition to our Austin dispensary, we offer three pick up locations across Texas and statewide delivery.
Tip: Want to have your medicine delivered to your home? Schedule your delivery up to 10 days in advance so you can set a time that perfectly fits your schedule.
Can I travel with my medication?
When traveling in Texas, we recommend keeping your prescription information with you. It’s important to remember that cannabis-based medicine is still a federally illegal substance, so we do not recommend traveling out of state with your medicine.
Tip: Are you travelling? Our friendly dispensary associates will help provide you with a copy of your prescription.
What if my doctor hasn’t heard of medical marijuana in Texas?
Although medical cannabis is legal for qualifying conditions in Texas, not all doctors know about the program. You can check out our resources for talking to your doctor about medical cannabis or we can help put you in touch with a doctor who is ready to prescribe.