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Compassionate Use Program


The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and became effective June 1, 2015. The bill requires DPS to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose of prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. In addition, the bill requires DPS to license at least three dispensing organizations by Sept. 1, 2017. The license will authorize the organizations to cultivate, process and dispense low-THC cannabis to prescribed patients.

Administrative Rules Update
Proposed amendments to the administrative rules were presented to the Public Safety Commission at its October 13, 2016 meeting, as part of the formal rule making process. The proposals were approved for publication by the Commission. These proposed amendments will be published in the October 28, 2016 issue of the Texas Register for public comment. The comment period will expire on November 28, 2016. Comments may be submitted at Contact Us – Compassionate Use Program.

Please see Proposed Rule Amendments to view the rules as published.

Program Development Updates
The following are tentative dates for program development:

Please continue to visit this webpage for updates.