In non-recreational states like Texas, you must have a medical marijuana prescription to be able to purchase and use medical cannabis. Buying cannabis legally is just one of the reasons why Texas residents choose to get their cannabis prescriptions in Texas. However, this reason is not alone in the benefits of having your medical prescription in this state.
In 2015, the Texas Compassionate-Use Program was enacted which allows the legal use of low-THC cannabis products for patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. Since then, it has expanded in 2019 and 2021 to include other medical conditions.
However, cannabis is still only accessible with a medical cannabis prescription. In Texas, there is no recreational option for residents. In Texas, a medical cannabis card is called a medical cannabis prescription.
Besides purchasing cannabis, read on to learn about the many other beneficial reasons to have your card.
In Texas, there is no such thing as a “medical card” but instead a medical marijuana prescription. If you are approved by a doctor, you will receive a medical marijuana prescription and be added to the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). This allows Texas dispensaries to fill your cannabis prescription.
Dispensaries are the only places where you may purchase legal medical marijuana in Texas. The Texas medical marijuana program is still restrictive, and smokable forms of cannabis are still illegal. However, there are still cannabis tinctures, lozenges, and gummies for sale.
Recreational dispensaries and recreational cannabis does not exist in the state of Texas anywhere, and only a certified doctor is able to prescribe low-THC cannabis for patients to purchase from a dispensary.
If you are buying medical cannabis products from a dispensary, it is guaranteed that these items are tested by the Texas government and are accurately labeled. If you do not have a medical cannabis prescription, there is no way to guarantee that what you are buying is accurately tested and labeled.
Having your medical cannabis prescription ensures that any product you are buying from a dispensary is safe and accurate.
Medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess low-THC cannabis (meaning no more than 1% of tetrahydrocannabinols by weight). You may medically consume Low-THC cannabis in any way except smoking.
Law enforcement can look up your patient status in the online registry system. This means if you are a medical cannabis patient and have a prescription for low-THC, you can prove to law enforcement you have a qualifying medical condition and are a part of the medical cannabis program.
If you are not in the Texas state registry as a medical marijuana patient, possessing cannabis is a criminal offense.
PrestoDoctor Can Help
Finding a doctor and making an appointment to get a medical marijuana recommendation is the difficult part, but PrestoDoctor can help. Our doctors are qualified physicians, 100% online. They can answer any questions you may have about medical cannabis. The process is quick, easy, and private at PrestoDoctor.
To start, you will first sign up and create an account at PrestoDoctor. Then, fill out a brief medical questionnaire and choose a doctor and a time that works best for you. Once it is time for your appointment, the doctor will call you. The appointment will be from 15-30 minutes and your doctor may ask you some questions based on the medical questionnaire you completed.
There are many Texas medical marijuana card benefits, besides just being able to shop at a dispensary.
For a more in depth article about getting your medical marijuana card in Texas, click here.
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