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Patient Resources

Under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, patients with qualifying conditions may legally obtain forms of low-THC medical cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries. The bill also calls for the Department of Health and Human Services Commission to determine the precise definition of “incurable neurodegenerative diseases” for which patients may be prescribed low-THC cannabis for medical use.

How to Quality for Medical Marijuana in Texas

To qualify for medical cannabis, patients who are permanent residents of Texas and diagnosed with qualifying 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.

Physicians will register their patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan with the state’s Compassionate Use Registry database. Once registered, patients and their legal guardians will be exempt from certain state laws prohibiting the possession of cannabis in Texas.

There is no age limit to qualify as a medical cannabis patient in Texas. However, patients under the age of 18 may require permission from a legal guardian.

If you or a loved one are looking for relief with medical cannabis, click below to be put in touch with a registered doctor in your area.

What Patients Should Know About the Texas Compassionate Use Act

Under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, certain patients with qualifying conditions may legally obtain non-smokable forms of low-THC cannabis oil from state-licensed dispensaries.

To qualify for medical cannabis, patients who are permanent residents of Texas and diagnosed with approved condition 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.

Physicians will obtain a concurring determination from a second qualified physician before prescribing medical cannabis, and will register their patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan with the state’s Compassionate Use Registry database. Once registered, patients and their legal guardians will be exempt from certain state laws prohibiting the possession of cannabis in Texas.

There is no age limit to qualify as a medical cannabis patient in Texas. However, patients under the age of 18 may require permission from a legal guardian. Download the PDF

Patient FAQs

Below, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions from past and current patients. If there are questions that we don’t have answered, send them to [email protected].

How do I obtain medicine for myself or a family member?

To qualify for medical cannabis, patients who are permanent residents of Texas and diagnosed with a qualifying condition 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. Start the process by finding a doctor.

How do I find a physician that is qualified to prescribe medical cannabis?

Visit our Find a Doctor page to be put in touch with a physician who is registered to prescribe medical cannabis in your area.

How do I measure out my medication?

The bottle and box will state the concentration of CBD per mL. Using the 1 mL syringe provided with the product, you can determine how much to measure out for your 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. A conversion guide is provided with each prescription.

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

Our medical cannabis 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 of CBD and THC in the product. In Compassionate Cultivation’s commitment to transparency, test results are publicly available. You can be assured the medical cannabis 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.

What’s the binding agent in this oil?

There are two types of binding agent: We use pharmaceutical-grade Coconut MCT Oil or Safflower Oil for those with an aversion to MCT oil.

My doctor has approved my prescription – What are my next steps?

Your prescription has been entered into the Compassionate Use Registry. We don’t receive notifications that active prescriptions have been added, so you’ll call us directly at 512-614-0343 and we’ll walk you through filling your prescription & arrange a pick up or delivery.

What do I need to receive my medication, and who is eligible to receive medication on behalf of patients?

A valid ID must be presented and match information in CURT.

MINORS (UNDER 18): Any caregiver who will be picking up or receiving medication on behalf of a patient must inform prescribing physician to enter caregiver’s personal information in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) as a guardian—this includes parents, nurse caregivers, adult siblings or relatives.

Who should I ask about changing my prescribed dose or formulation?

All dosing and medical questions should be referred to your prescribing doctor.

What are the potential side effects with this medicine?

While minimal side effects have been reported by patients, we know each person is different. Common, mild side effects include gastrointestinal issues and mild sleepiness. Please speak with your doctor about any concerns or potential interactions with current medications.

Are there added sugars, allergens, or artificial ingredients in your products?

Our unflavored products contain only cannabis oil extract and USP-grade MCT oil. Our flavored products use all- natural flavorings, with the exception of cherry, which contains very small amounts of artificial flavoring. For patients with sensitivities or an aversion to MCT oil, we also offer a Safflower oil option.

Should I take the medicine with food or water?

There is no indication that taking with or without food/water affects the efficacy of this medicine. As with other medications, taking on a full stomach could delay the effects.

Is this medicine covered under any insurance plans?

To use an FSA or HSA account, please have the associated PIN with the card to complete the transaction or we can provide you a receipt for reimbursement.

How do I get a refill on my medication?

If your doctor has allocated refills, just call the dispensary to refill. If you need a new prescription, please contact your prescribing doctor. After your doctor has entered your new prescription, please notify us to get it ready for you.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks and money orders and CanPay. For pick up orders only, we can accept debit and qualifying FSA/HSA accounts with a PIN.

Can I travel with my medication?

When traveling in Texas, we recommend keeping your prescription info 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.

What products are available to choose from to fill my prescription?

Your prescription will list which formulation your doctor is prescribing. All of our products and flavors by formulation are available on our website at www.texasoriginal.com/products.

How long does it take to fill and where can I pick up my prescription?

Prescriptions can usually be filled on the same day as requested. Our dispensary is located just south of Austin, and we have additional pick-up locations throughout Texas. If you cannot pick up, we offer home delivery by one of our drivers and will do our best to accommodate your preferred delivery dates.

What does home delivery cost?

Delivery is free of charge if your order is over $250. A fee of $25 is applied if the order is under $250. We deliver throughout the state, and most locations can receive deliveries within 1-3 days.

Do I need be home for delivery?

Yes. We require a valid ID for all patients upon receipt of the medicine. If someone will be picking up or accepting delivery for you, you must have your physician add them as a caregiver. They will also need to provide ID upon receipt.

How do I store my medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid direct sunlight and extreme heat; we do not recommend refrigerating the medicine.

Why does the color of the oil sometimes seem lighter or darker than previous orders?

Cannabis is a botanical medicine, so there can be slight variations in the plant material from batch to batch. We don’t use any artificial dyes to control for color, so you may see variations. We rigorously test each batch for any contamination prior to bottling to ensure quality and consistency. Color variation does not impact either quality or consistency of your medicine.

Do your products contain terpenes?

All of our formulations are available in either a Pure blend or a Plus Terpenes blend. For more information about our unique terpene profiles, visit: www.texasoriginal.com/understanding-terpenes.

Can I put the tincture or mouth spray into food or drink to consume?

Our tinctures are sublingual – they are formulated to be placed in the cheek or under the tongue and held there as long as possible to maximize absorption in the mouth prior to being swallowed.

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer a military discount of 10% with a military ID.

How is this medicine different from CBD oil available over the counter?

Cannabis is a medicine, and our products are highly regulated to achieve the highest standards of quality, purity and consistency. They are guaranteed to be free of harmful contaminants. In addition, our products are prescribed under the care of a physician to treat your individual symptoms. Your doctor will dictate the most appropriate formulation and dose, considering any potential interactions with current medications.

Do you have any dispensaries outside of Austin?

Unfortunately not at this time. However, we do currently offer pick up locations in other cities. Please ask our dispensary for details on the closest pick up location when you call to fill your prescription.

Articles for Patients

The Texas Original blog regularly publishes new articles qualifying conditions, changes in legislation, and other insights that impact medical cannabis patients in the State of Texas. Check articles below for studies, customer success stories, research, and legislation on cannabis and more.

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