Recommending Cannabis in Texas

If you are a physician and wish to recommend low-THC cannabis must meet the following requirements:

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas
  • Dedicates a significant portion of his or her clinical practice to evaluate and treat epilepsy
  • Is certified by either
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in:
      • Epilepsy
      • Neurology
      • Neurology with special qualification in child neurology
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology in
      • Neurophysiology

You will then register with the DPS as a prescriber for the specific patient. That information must include:

  • Your name name
  • Your patient's name and date of birth
  • the prescribed dosage
  • the means of administration
  • a total amount of low-THC cannabis to fill the prescription

You are also required to maintain a patient treatment plan that tracks:

  • dosage, means of administration, and duration of treatment
  • plan for monitoring symptoms
  • plan for monitoring indicators of tolerance or reaction to cannabis.