September 21, 2020

1. What is "Low-THC" Cannabis?

Texas Occupations Code Sec. 169.001 defines "Low-THC Cannabis" as the plant Cannabis sativa L., and any part of that plant or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, preparation, resin, or oil of that plant that contains not more than 1.0 percent by weight of tetrahydrocannabinols.

2. What medical conditions are covered under this program?

The Compassionate Use Program is statutorily limited to patients in Texas with:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
  • Autism,
  • Cancer,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Incurable neurodegenerative disease,
  • Multiple sclerosis,
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder,
  • Seizure disorder,
  • Spasticity, or
  • Medical conditions designated by the Health and Human Services Commission as authorizing treatment with low-THC cannabis as part of an approved research program.

3. Which diseases are designated as incurable neurodegenerative?

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated the applicable neurodegenerative diseases by rule. See 25 Tex. Admin. Code 1, §1.61.

4. Where do I send a complaint on a dispensing organization or physician?

Complaints regarding dispensing organizations may be submitted through the Compassionate Use Program's Contact Us form.