The Texas Compassionate Use Program: Register in 4 Easy Steps
Qualifying physicians must register with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Compassionate Use Registry Portal. The process of registering with the medical cannabis program is straightforward and typically takes less than 10 minutes to apply. To help clarify the process, here’s a quick rundown of how it is done:
Prescribing Medical Cannabis in Texas
After your application is approved and you have created your CURT account, you are legally permitted to prescribe medical cannabis products to patients diagnosed with a qualifying condition. Patients must be permanent residents of Texas.
In order to enter your patient’s prescription, you’ll need the following:
- Patient Name, DOB, last 5 SSN (Optional but recommended), address, phone number
- Recommended dose & frequency
- Recommended formulation of the medicine
- General treatment plan (all of the treatment plan fields are optional as long as you are capturing this in other records)
Remember that only non-smokable forms of cannabis are approved under the law. Acceptable forms of cannabis ingestion methods include gummies and tinctures.
It should be noted that a patient can see a CURT-registered physician solely for the purpose of receiving a medical cannabis prescription, while retaining their existing relationship with their primary physician.
The patient information you provide to CURT will be stored in a secure online database designed to help enforce patient monitoring and allow law enforcement to identify individuals who are legally allowed to purchase and possess medical cannabis in the state of Texas.
The Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) is accessible 24 hours a day across the state to law enforcement agencies and medical cannabis providers to verify patient prescriptions.