How do I know if I qualify for medical cannabis in Texas?

Please look at the extensive list of qualifying conditions. If you are still unsure, we can help! Please click here and submit a FREE eligibility check.

What are the costs and what forms of payment are accepted?

Texas Herb Clinic accepts credit and debit cards, as well as FSA and HSA. It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with their specific FSA and HSA account rules and regulations. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot accept health insurance. Our pricing is very competitive and can be found here.  Please note that when you join the Texas Herb Clinic family, your prescription renewal remains at the lower cost follow-up visit.

I have already been approved before for medical cannabis, do I still need to do the “First Time Appointment” or can I do the lower-cost follow-up appointment?

If you are or were already part of the Texas Compassionate Use Registry, and would like to come over from another Texas medical practice, we are glad to see you at the lower cost follow-up appointment! Please be sure to upload documentation of this cannabis prescription or documents supporting the original qualifying condition. However, if you were approved in another state and not Texas, then because of differing qualifying conditions, a “First Time Appointment” to qualify in Texas is necessary… but after that, you are part of the THC Family and receive lower pricing! Veterans, be sure to get your discount!

How often do I need to follow up to stay in the program?

We are experienced medical professionals, here to help our patients with therapeutic guidance in the TCUP program.  After the initial consultation and medication response check-in, patients typically follow up online every 3-6 months depending on their needs. We find that younger and older patients tend to require more frequent visits, especially in the beginning, but every patient is different and will have their own individualized treatment plans. For your convenience, all appointments are 100% online.

Is marijuana legal in Texas?

Yes, the state of Texas has legalized medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, for registered patients with qualifying conditions through the State of Texas Compassionate Use Program.

Where can I get legal marijuana/cannabis products?

Texas Herb Clinic can help you navigate through this process. In Texas, you must buy your THC-containing cannabis products from one of two licensed and active state dispensaries. In order to be eligible to do so, you must be recommended by your doctor, such as the providers at Texas Herb Clinic, and entered into the state’s registry database called the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). This becomes your prescription in Texas to access the medical cannabis dispensary. More dispensary information can be found here.

Even if on the registry with a qualifying condition, it is illegal to grow or purchase cannabis products from elsewhere.

Who can pick it up?

It is also illegal to share your cannabis products. Only people qualified and added to the state registry to obtain these products are allowed access. However, if the patient is a minor or incapacitated, then a guardian or assigned caretaker can be added to your account for picking up the medical marijuana from the dispensary for that patient.​

What medical marijuana products can be purchased?

Currently in Texas, the dispensaries can only sell tinctures, pills, lozenges, gummies, chocolates, creams, suppositories, and sprays of cannabis-containing products. The dispensaries have to abide by and uphold very high-quality standards in order to produce medicinal-grade CBD and THC.

The flower/leaf/plant and inhalation products are not part of the program.

How will medical cannabis make me feel?

Medical cannabis can affect people differently, depending on various factors such as the person’s age, weight, metabolism, tolerance, and the type and dose of cannabis used. Some people may experience relief from symptoms, while others may feel side effects. Generally, when followed correctly, the most negative side effects reported are mild gastrointestinal indigestion or sedation. Here are some possible effects of medical cannabis:

Pain relief: Medical cannabis can help alleviate pain from various conditions.

Relaxation and euphoria: THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis, can cause feelings of relaxation, happiness, and euphoria.

Anxiety or panic: Some people may feel anxious or panicked after using cannabis, especially if they consume a high dose or if they are new to using cannabis.

Fatigue or drowsiness: Medical cannabis can cause fatigue and drowsiness, which may be helpful for people with insomnia.

Increased appetite: Medical cannabis can stimulate appetite, which may be beneficial for people with conditions that cause appetite loss, such as cancer.

Impaired cognition: Cannabis use can impair concentration, memory, and reaction times, and may also affect coordination and judgment.

It is important to note that medical cannabis affects each person differently, and the potential benefits and risks should be weighed carefully with a healthcare professional. Additionally, it is crucial to follow medical guidance and local laws regarding the use of medical cannabis.

Is medical cannabis safe?

Medical cannabis, like any medication or substance, has potential risks and dangers that should be carefully considered before use. It is important to discuss all medical conditions and current medications with your cannabis healthcare professional and to follow medical guidance and local laws regarding its use.

Can I travel with medical cannabis?

It is important to recognize that since medical cannabis remains illegal on a federal level, it is illegal to travel outside the state or into airports or other buildings that are federally controlled. It is also recommended when traveling throughout the state to bring proof of registration in the program and your prescription that came attached to the product.

Do I need a Medical Marijuana “Card” or License?

No, in Texas, you will be entered into a state database, referred to as the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). Texas issues no such cards.

My employer requires confirmation of my medical diagnosis. What should I do?

In addition to your doctor’s letter of approval, the dispensaries are regulated by the Texas Department of Safety, and all prescriptions are saved in their Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) database. The direct line to the Compassionate Use Program is 512-424-0290.

Does my participation in the Compassionate Use Program affect my disability accommodations?

Because of its federally illegal status, the ADA does not cover medical cannabis. If you have any questions about how medical cannabis may affect your disability accommodations,  please reach out to the DPS directly by visiting dps.texas.gov.