Texas's Medical Marijuana Laws & Regulations

In June of 2015 Gov. Abbot signed SB 399, The Texas Compassionate Use Act. This law allows access to some patients to "low-THC cannabis." Unlike many other "CBD Laws" this act also allows for "dispensing organizations" to cultivate, process and distribute this medical cannabis. Another significant difference between Texas and other's states medical cannabis laws is that SB 399 establishes a sort of parallel prescription system in which registered physicians record such information as patient dosage and amounts. This "prescription" would be taken to a dispensing organization to be filled.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, which administers the program, has issued proposed rules which were made publicly available. The DPS faces a deadline of September 2017 to license at least three dispensing organizations which may perform any or all of the cultivation, production or dispensing functions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, which administers the program, has issued proposed rules which were made publicly available. The DPS faces a deadline of September 2017 to license at least three dispensing organizations which may perfom any or all of the cultivation, production or dispensing functions.

Law:

SB 339 - Texas Compassionate Use Act

Regulations:

Compassionate Use Program Proposed Administrative Rules

Program:

Texas Department of Public Safety- Compassionate Use Program