Dispensing Organization Licensing

September 10, 2020

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Regulatory Services Division (RSD), is now accepting new applications for Compassionate Use Program (CUP) dispensing organization licenses.   

Please read the instructions carefully before submitting the application.   

STEP ONE: 

  1. Download and complete the CUP Dispensing Organization Application Form CUP-101
  2. Complete and sign form. 
  3. Submit the form to Contact Us.  Select option “Submit Document(s)” 
  4. Enter required information and follow the instructions to attach the completed Form CUP-101 using “Add Documents” 
    • Do not submit any other items until a confirmation email is received with further instructions. All other required documentation (Exhibits A through H) must be submitted via a secure portal. Instructions and a secure login will be provided to the applicant in an email after the CUP-101 form is received. 
    • See STEP TWO for more information about the application fee. 

STEP TWO: 

  1. Once the form is submitted, an invoice will be sent by RSD via email within 3-5 business days of receipt of the CUP-101.  The invoice will provide instructions for submitting the application fee in the amount of $7,356 to the Comptroller through a wire transfer.   
  2. In addition, a separate email providing login information will be sent by RSD within 3-5 business days of receipt of the CUP-101.  The email will contain instructions to securely login to submit the required supporting documentation through a secure electronic portal.  Email attachments will not be accepted.   
  3. The applicant will be required to utilize the secure electronic portal to submit the remaining documentation to complete the application.  

STEP THREE 

  1. RSD will be begin evaluating the application and may contact the applicant with questions or request additional information.  
  2. Director, Manager and Employee Registration Applications will not be accepted until after the Dispensing Organization Application window has closed.   
  3. Applicants will be contacted by email when the application window for submitting Director, Manager and Employee registrations is open.     

The application window will close at 5 p.m. CT on April 28, 2023. 

Applicants with previously submitted applications must reapply by submitting an updated application form (CUP-101).  Requests to be reconsidered will not be accepted unless a new application and new required documents are received.  Application fees will be waived for applicants who are reapplying.   

An announcement detailing the process for application acceptance and the subsequent approval process to issue additional licenses will be made after the conclusion of the 88th Texas Legislative Session.