10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW MARIJUANA SITUATION in TEXAS
Legal marijuana is coming to Texas. With a catch.
The state will soon license dispensaries to sell low-THC cannabis products such as CBD oil for people diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, who suffer from seizures not controlled by traditional drugs.
But we are still about a year from full implementation of the law: the Department of Public Safety is currently looking for Texas Department of Information Resources vendors to develop the the framework for Compassionate Use Program's registry of physicians and dispensaries to prescribe and distribute low-THC cannabis products.
The state will issue the vendor contract in June, according to DPS. Work on the registry will begin in July.
1. The new law does not legalize smoking marijuana for widespread medical or recreational purposes.
2. Only patients diagnosed with intractable epilepsy may be prescribed low-THC cannabis products, like cannabis oil.
3. Patients must be permanent Texas residents. Folks from out of state won’t be allowed to benefit from the law.
4. Patients can’t grow their own low-THC cannabis. Only licensed dispensers will be allowed cultivate the plant.
5. Patients allowed to use low-THC cannabis products will not have to register with the state, but physicians that prescribe it and dispensaries will have to register with the Department of Public Safety.
6. Physicians will enter patients’ names, dates of birth, low-THC dosage prescribed and means of administration through the Compassionate Use Registry.
7. The Department of Public Safety won’t regulate the cost of low-THC cannabis products sold in Texas
8. There is no age limit for patients to participate in the Compassionate Use Program.
9. The Department of Public Safety must license at least three dispensaries by Sept. 1, 2017.
10. Department of Public Safety will not limit the number of dispensary licenses.
SO dont start growing your own now....we are not there yet. BUT ITS COMING.