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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: 

1. Visit Texas DPS Registry Portal 

  • Start the process, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
  • Enter your name and email address and click “Submit.”  
  • An email including a link to the Physician Registration Wizard is now on its way to you.

2. Gather Your Info

You will need the following info to complete your registration:

  • Texas Medical Board License image & number (a picture of the license in a frame will suffice)
  • American Board of Medical Specialties image & number (a picture of the license in a frame will
  • Texas Driver’s License audit number

3. Check Your Email

  • Once your email has been submitted, you will receive a link from the DPS to complete the CURT Application.
  • Click the link in the email to be taken to the application
  • Enter the information requested on each tab
  • Upload pictures of your certificates when prompted
  • PRO-TIP: Check your spam if you don’t see it immediately

4. Await Approval

  • After completing the application, you will receive a confirmation email and tracking number.
  • Verification by the Department of Public Safety can take between 1 – 10 business days.
  • PRO-TIP: Again, check your spam! Also, don’t forget to store your password somewhere safe.

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.