No. Only licensed cultivators can grow cannabis and only for the production of low-THC cannabis. Patients are required to purchase low-THC cannabis products from a licensed dispensing organization.
No. Texas Occupations Code §169.001 specifically prohibits ingesting low-THC cannabis by smoking.
Texas Health and Safety Code §481.111(e)(1) exempts patients or their legal guardians from criminal offenses relating to possession of low-THC cannabis that has been prescribed under a valid prescription from a state of Texas licensed dispensing organization.
Texas Health & Safety Code §481.111(e)(2) provides the statutory guidelines for what dispensing organizations are legally authorized to produce and process.
All controlled substance penalties will remain the same. The only change to the law applies to exemptions for low-TCH cannabis. A list of these exemptions can be found in the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 481.111.
No, Low-THC cannabis is the only form available through prescription