Updated on June 16, 2022. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.
In Texas, medical marijuana is only legally available to patients diagnosed with one of the qualifying medical conditions. And, unlike most states with medical cannabis, qualifying patients do not get a Texas medical marijuana card. Instead, they receive a prescription for marijuana.
To get medical marijuana in Texas, patients must first obtain a prescription from a state-approved MMJ doctor. The doctor will then enter a marijuana prescription for the patient on the Compassionate Use Registry Texas (CURT). After registration on the CURT, qualifying patients can get medicinal cannabis from any medical marijuana dispensary in Texas.
This page goes over the qualifying medical conditions in Texas and other eligibility requirements for medical marijuana. If you fulfill all the requirements below, you can book an online consultation with a medical marijuana doctor in Texas near you for your medical marijuana prescription.
The Texas medical marijuana 2022 list of qualifying conditions include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- An incurable neurodegenerative disease as defined in the Texas Administrative Code.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seizure disorder
- A medical condition approved for a research program under Subchapter F, Chapter 487, Health and Safety Code, and for which the patient is receiving treatment under that program.
Qualifying for medical marijuana in Texas.
Qualifying for medical marijuana in Texas is simple as long as you meet the following conditions:
- You must be a permanent resident of Texas.
- A state-licensed MMJ doctor must confirm that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions for marijuana in Texas.
- A licensed Texas medical marijuana doctor must confirm that cannabis could help alleviate the symptoms of your illness.
- You must receive a medical marijuana prescription from a Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP) registered doctor.
- There is no age limit to access medical marijuana. But qualifying patients under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian’s consent.
Most importantly, out-of-state patients are not eligible for a medical marijuana prescription in Texas.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal In Texas?
Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Texas after the legislature enacted the Texas Compassionate Use Act in 2015. As a result, it allowed for the legal use of medical marijuana to treat certain qualifying conditions. Today, Texans suffering from any qualifying condition can receive a prescription for medical marijuana from a cannabis doctor registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). With a prescription, eligible patients can purchase medical marijuana from a medical marijuana dispensary in Texas. Medical marijuana in Texas is available as capsules, oils, topical creams, and patches. Still, smoking medical marijuana is illegal in the state.
How to get a medical marijuana card in Texas in 2022
Getting a medical marijuana prescription in Texas is easy through Quick Med Cards. To apply for medical marijuana in Texas online, follow the simple steps below.
- Schedule an online consultation with a medical marijuana doctor in Texas near you.
- Attend your appointment through video call.
- If you qualify, our physician will enter a prescription in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT).
- Visit any licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Texas to get the prescription.
- If the patient is a minor, their parent or legal guardian must provide additional information. For instance, their ID, the last five digits of their Social Security Number, the patient’s last name, and date of birth.
Get your Texas medical marijuana card today from one of our compassionate cannabis doctors near you!
Contact the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT)
State Jurisdiction: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Department of Public Safety
Compassionate Use Program – MSC 0240
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0240
Phone: (512) 424-7293
Common questions about the Texas medical marijuana 2022 list of conditions
Below are the answers to questions patients have about the qualifying medical conditions in Texas.