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Texas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Texas Medical Marijuana Program Information
Under SB No. 339 and effective June 1st, 2015, Texas has legalized the use of low-THC cannabis for distribution and patient use to treat intractable epilepsy.
Cannabis with a greater than 10% CBD content by weight and less than 0.5% THC content by weight is considered “Low-THC Cannabis.”
A “Compassionate-Use Registry” will be created by the Texas Department of Public Safety to track the amount of Low-THC Cannabis dispensed by each Texas Medical Marijuana Dispensary to each patient.
(For information on how to become a Texas Medical Marijuana Patient or Doctor, see: Texas Medical Marijuana Program Information)
What are the Rules and Regulations Texas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries:
The Texas Department of Public Safety will begin accepting Texas Medical Marijuana Dispensary applications JUNE 2017.
Dispensing Organizations, as licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety, are authorized to cultivate, process, and dispense low-THC cannabis to a patient with a low-THC cannabis prescription for medical use. Medical Use means ingestion other than smoking.
To apply for a Texas medical marijuana dispensary license or renewal, interested parties must submit an application and application fee that meets the following requirements:
They must be able to cultivate and produce low-THC cannabis
They must be able to employ personnel and secure resources necessary for operating a dispensary
Their location must be within a reasonably accessible distance from patients listed on the Compassionate Use Registry
The financial ability to maintain operations for no less than two years from application date, and
Each employee, director, and manager must register with the Department of Public Safety by rules set out by the Department.
An issued Texas dispensary license lasts for two years past the date of initial issuance or renewal.
Dispensaries must keep a record of each amount of low-THC cannabis dispensed to each registered patient, in accordance with their prescribed amount. Dispensaries must verify a patient’s registration in the Compassionate Use Registry before dispensing any prescription, and they must update the dispensed amount of low-THC in the Compassionate Use Registry.
Counties and municipalities may NOT prohibit the existence of dispensing organizations or the use of low-THC Cannabis per SB No. 339. Registered low-THC patients and registered dispensary employees handling or possessing low-THC or drug paraphernalia intended for lawful prescription use will not be penalized.
Texas Medical Marijuana Service Locations:
Although Texas Medical Marijuana dispensary licenses will be determined by proximity to registered patients on the Compassionate Use Registry, there is a strong likelihood of medical marijuana dispensaries operating in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Grand Prairie, Brownsville, McKinney, Killeen, Frisco, McAllen, and other Texan cities.
General Information about the state of Texas:
Texas, known as “The Lone Star State,” is the second largest state in the United States, both in population and area. Because of its enormous size, Texas is famous for its multitude of landscapes, including the Great Plains, Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Basin, and Range Province, and natural flowing watercourses, including the Rio Grande, Pecos River, the Brazos River, the Colorado River, and the Red River. A western state with roots tied to the Southern Dixie and Western Frontier, Texas is a cultural melting pot of influences and tradition. Rich in higher education, Texas is home to numerous colleges and universities, including The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and several others. Texas has proudly earned their place is sports history with many of their professional sports teams, such as the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Dallas Mavericks, among others, bringing world championships to their home state.