September 21, 2020

1. What are the qualifications for physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis?

Physician qualifications are outlined in the Occupations Code Sec. §169.002 as follows:

  • Proof of one or more board certifications in a medical specialty relevant to the treatment of each patient's particular medical condition by a specialty board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.
  • The approved medical conditions for which low-THC cannabis may be prescribed are:
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,
    • Autism,
    • Cancer,
    • Epilepsy,
    • Incurable neurodegenerative diseases,
    • Multiple Sclerosis,
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder,
    • Seizure disorder, and
    • Spasticity.

2. What should a physician do if the application for registration is denied?

Contact DPS' Regulatory Services Division for more information regarding the denial.

3. What should I do if the patient I am trying to add is already associated with another physician?

The patient will need to contact their previous physician and ask to have the "relationship terminated" in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) system.