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Texas CBD-Specific Marijuana Law (Non-Functional)

Status

Non Functional

Law Signed:

2015

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Intractable Epilepsy

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Low-THC (no more than 0.5 percent)/high CBD (not less than 10 percent) oil preparations

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENARIES

Yes, up to three licensed facilities

CAREGIVERS

No

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Law takes effect September 1, 2015. However, the language of the law calls for a physician’s “prescription” rather than a doctor’s recommendation, as is the case in all other active medical marijuana states. Under federal law, physicians cannot legally ‘prescribe’ cannabis or any schedule I substance (such as CBD). Rather, the federal courts have previously upheld the right of physicians to make oral or written recommendations in support of a patients’ therapeutic cannabis use. Consequently, it remains to be seen whether any licensed physicians will agree to participate in the state’s program.