How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas

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Thought about getting your medical marijuana card in Texas? Although cannabis is illegal in Texas for medical and recreational purposes, you may be able to get low-THC CBD oil and low-THC cannabis that can be beneficial for your health condition.

Getting a Texas Medical Marijuana Card online is a process that involves speaking with a doctor and then filling out some online paperwork with the state. To become a Texas medical marijuana patient, you can first talk with one of our doctors to see if you qualify and we will help you through the application process.

Our doctors are certified Texas medical marijuana doctors online who can help certify you.

Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas:

Before you begin the process, you must have a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card. Here are some conditions that may qualify you for the program:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (for veterans)
  • Autism
  • Ataxia
  • Epilepsy 
  • Seizure disorders 
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disorder
  • Spasticity 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Terminal cancer and non-terminal cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chronic Pain (pain that is otherwise treated by opioids)
  • Any incurable neurodegenerative disease
  • Any condition that has been approved by the Health & Human Services Commission for research purposes

Documentation Needed:

To get a medical cannabis card in Texas, you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Texas
  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition from a medical marijuana physician
  • Have medical marijuana prescriptions from two physicians

There is no age limit in Texas to get your medical marijuana card. Additionally, patients are not required to register or pay a fee under the law. However, if you are under 18 a minor will need a legal guardian’s permission to apply.

Your information and medical marijuana status is stored on the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The Texas medical cannabis program, or Texas medical marijuana program, is CURT. This is how dispensaries will be able to look you up so that you can purchase Texas weed products.

When registering with the state after your appointment, you’ll need to provide one of the following (unexpired) to prove residency:

  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Texas State ID Card

Caregiver in Texas

Patients who need a legal guardian or caregiver to use medicinal cannabis can also have their medical marijuana prescriptions picked up. There is no formal application for caregivers in Texas.

Once the caregiver/legal guardian is going to pick up the prescription for medical marijuana, they will need to provide:

  • Drivers License/ID
  • Patient’s Last Name
  • Patients DOB
  • Last 5 digits of the patient’s social security number

Talk to our doctors to get your Medical Marijuana Card in Texas

Simply visit to schedule your secure video chat appointment and then talk to one of our board-certified doctors to get your medical marijuana recommendation letter. We generally have same-day appointments available, or you can schedule an appointment in the future. Also, our doctors are knowledgeable in cannabis and can help you pick the right product for your ailment.

After you are approved by one of our doctors:

Once the doctor approves you for medical cannabis, the doctor will register you with the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CURT). Once the state processes your application, you’ll then be able to visit Texas medical marijuana dispensaries and purchase marijuana products. We will also send step-by-step instructions via email, post-appointment.

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Visiting A Dispensary

You can find a list of dispensaries available in Texas here.

In Texas, cannabis laws are still very strict and legislation forbids Texas medical cannabis to be over 0.5% THC. Additionally, cannabis products are not allowed to be sold as smokeable products. The state of Texas only allows prescribed cannabis products to be swallowed.

Keep in mind that dispensaries are not legally permitted to sell flower. Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP) also permits smoking cannabis.

Patients must meet monthly with the neurologist who approved the use of cannabis therapy to continue purchasing cannabis oil tinctures.

At licensed medical dispensaries, there are currently only a few options of items to purchase. Products for purchase include tinctures and gummies.

Need to Re-Certify?

Prestodoctor can help you re-certify your medical marijuana card in Texas, even if you did not have your first appointment with us. If you got your medical marijuana card with us, then we will contact you when your certification is expiring soon so that you can set up a renewal appointment. Once your medical marijuana card expires, you can no longer go to dispensaries or purchase product. Talk to one of our Texas medical cannabis doctors online and don’t let your certification expire.

Texas Laws Medical Marijuana 2022

Currently, Texas has the nation’s strictest marijuana possession laws. If you are caught with up to 2 ounces or less of marijuana, it is a misdemeanor offense. You may also receive a $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail as a penalty for the offense. It is strictly illegal to possess anything in excess of 4 ounces.

However, if you have a valid prescription from a recognized dispensary you are exempt from these laws. This means, it is a good idea to get your medical marijuana card in Texas. Just remember that marijuana flower and smokable cannabis is still illegal under Texas law.