Texas Medical Marijuana Laws
The state allows the use of medical marijuana products for a select group of patients. Patients with autism, ALS, terminal cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s illness, and seizure disorders are the only ones allowed to use medical cannabis in Texas.
Furthermore, these individuals can only be prescribed medical marijuana by specialists. Medical marijuana card products are only available in the form of oil or an inhaler and cannot be smoked. At the time, Texas has only three legal dispensaries.
In the past, Texas cannabis regulations only permitted the use of medical marijuana by individuals who had been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy.
Furthermore, Texas marijuana laws limit the amount of THC that marijuana products can contain. Only low-THC cannabis, or cannabis with less than 0.5 percent THC, can be given to medicinal marijuana patients in Texas.
Cost of a medical marijuana card
Patients are not required to register with the state or pay any fees. However, a patient’s prescription must be entered into the state’s medical marijuana system by the prescribing physician.
Furthermore, medicinal marijuana is not covered by insurance in Texas, and the state has limited the number of licensed dispensaries, which means obtaining medical marijuana in Texas may be quite expensive.
Patients in Texas must fulfill certain requirements in order to obtain medical marijuana.
In Texas, there are no age limitations for medicinal marijuana patients, but those under the age of 18 may need the permission of a legal guardian. Patients must be Texas residents for the duration of their treatment; patients from other states cannot get low-THC marijuana in Texas.
Patients must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- A seizure disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Terminal cancer
- An incurable neurodegenerative disease
A qualified physician must diagnose the patient and determine that the benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the risks.