As a Texan, you might be thinking about using Medical Marijuana for a specific medical condition. Even though Medical Marijuana is legal in Texas, this may be a surprise for you that the whole process of getting a Texas Medical Marijuana Card is not straight forwards at all. From strict qualifying criteria to multiple processing steps, the application process can easily confuse someone whoâs applying for a Texas Medical Marijuana Program for the very first time.
This guide here is an in-depth overview of the Texas Medical Marijuana Program, how you can apply for an MMJ Card within the state, Texas Marijuana Laws, and how the Kif will be aiding you in all of this.
Steps To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card In Texas With The Kif
1. Check Whether You Qualify Or Not
To qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas, the patient must have a medical condition approved by the Texas Compassionate Use Act. The medical conditions given below act as a base and the final decision is made based on a certified physicianâs evaluation.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Seizure Disorders
- Terminal Cancer
- Incurable Neurogenerative Disorders
Apart from these qualifying conditions, some state-imposed requirements are also important to be declared eligible for the program. These conditions are,
- Must be a Texas resident.
- 18 years or older.
- Qualify as a caregiver, if applicable.
- Valid government-issued ID.
- Recommendation from a certified medical practitioner.
- No disqualifying criminal record.
- No record of drug abuse or illegal possession.
2. Register With The Kif
Once you get the idea that youâre indeed suffering from one of the qualifying conditions for a Texas Medical Marijuana Card, it is time for you to register yourself with the Kif. All you need to do is to create an account with us and fill out the necessary details required to complete our registration form. Once your account gets approved, you can move to the next step of booking your consultation with a certified Medical practitioner.
3. Gather Your Documents
But before that, thereâs still one important step that you canât miss. You need to gather all the necessary documents at this point that you may think will be necessary further down the road. This includes your Texas proof of residency (a valid Texas ID or driverâs license), proof of your diagnosis (recommendation issued by a certified medical practitioner), a record of your medical history (so your physician can have a detailed overview of your medical condition to decide on your recommendation request), and the CURT application form filled to the best of your knowledge. You donât have to pay a fee to register yourself with CURT.
4. Book Your Consultation With A Certified Doctor On The Kif
So, you believe that youâre suffering from a medical condition that requires you to consume Medical Marijuana to ease things for you? Well in that case, it is now time for you to book an evaluation with a certified doctor through the Kif and see for yourself if your belief is enough to get you a Medical Marijuana recommendation or not.
The Kif allows you to select the time and date of your evaluation at your convenience. One of the prominent benefits of the âtelemedicineâ services provided by us.
5. Let The Doctor Register You With CURT
Now this is where the Kif comes to your aid one more time. As per the general procedure, once you get the Medica Marijuana recommendation from a doctor, youâll need to register yourself with CURT. This includes filling out a lengthy form and providing all sorts of details for the Texas health department to evaluate your application.
But once you get a recommendation through Kifâs platform, the doctor will register you with CURT themselves. This means that all you have to do now is to answer a few verification calls and wait for the decision made on your application by CURT.
6. Wait For Your Approval
Perhaps the hardest part of the whole procedure for some patients. Once you submit your application and are registered with the CURT, all that is left for you now is to wait. The Texas Department of Public Safety will be reviewing your application, including your provided details thoroughly.
The screening process for applications is quite strict and the department looks for any sort of possible loopholes or dodging tactics within the application. So, it is better to declare/mention anything that you believe the department must know from the start. Once the department approves your MMJ Card application, youâll get your Texas Medical Marijuana Card in your mail allowing you to consume low THC-level Cannabis products under the CURT program.
7. Receive Your MMJ Card
Once you receive your Medical Marijuana Card in the mail, youâre now legally allowed to possess/consume low THC-level Cannabis products within the Texas state. It is important to note that the card allows you protection within the state. Apart from states that have reciprocity agreements signed with Texas, you canât use the card to claim protection in states where Marijuana is illegal. Also, it is worth mentioning that Marijuana is not yet legalized on a Federal level in the United States.
8. Purchase Medical Marijuana Legally
With a valid Medical Marijuana Card in your possession, you can now have access to Medical Marijuana within Texas in two prominent ways.
First is to buy your Medical Marijuana from a state-authorized and credible medical dispensary. Compassionate Cultivation and Fluent are two of the largest Medical Marijuana dispensaries within the state.
The second way is to cultivate your Marijuana as per the allowed concentration and quantity. Of course, to be able to cultivate Cannabis plants, you may need to take special permission from the state or mention it in your application.
Benefits of Getting A Medical Marijuana Card In Texas
1. Legal Protection
When you have a valid Medical Marijuana Card in your possession issued by the state of Texas, youâll get legal protection to consume and possess Medical Marijuana within the state. But do know that Marijuana is still not legalized/regulated on the Federal level within the country.
2. Access To High-Quality Products
Having an MMJ Card allows the cardholder to buy high-quality Medical Marijuana products directly from credible and state-authorized dispensaries. This ensures that youâll be consuming the highest-quality and graded Medical Marijuana beneficial for your well-being.
3. Lower Cost
The state-regulated dispensaries and authorities offer Medical Marijuana products at lower rates than any other backdoor channel. This can be a real cost saver if youâre supposed to frequently consume Medical Marijuana products.
4. Reciprocity Agreements
The state of Texas has signed reciprocity agreements with a few other states. This allows the holder of a Texas Medical Marijuana Card to buy Medical Marijuana products from these particular states. The agreement also ensures legal protection for the cardholder in other particular states for Medical Marijuana consumption.
Texas Medical Marijuana Laws
- As per the law, people having a valid Texas Medical Marijuana Card can purchase Medical Marijuana products from licensed dispensaries.
- Smoking Marijuana is strictly illegal within the state. Instead, patients can consume Medical Marijuana in another form such as oils, tinctures, edibles, etc.
- Medical Marijuana is only available in low-THC Cannabis Oil form with no more than 0.5% THC content.
- Patients are not allowed to possess more than 30 days of MMJ supply at a time.
- Patients canât consume Medical Marijuana in public or drive under the influence of Medical Marijuana. Employers are also not bound to accommodate Medical Marijuana usage within the workplace.
Renewing Your Texas MMJ Card With The Kif
As per Texas law, there is no expiration date for the Medical Marijuana Card. The doctor will give you a 30 or 60-day prescription making you eligible to buy and consume Medical Marijuana products during that period. However, once your prescription expires, you wonât be able to buy Medical Marijuana products from licensed dispensaries and will be required to renew the prescription as soon as possible.
The Kif can once again aid you with the whole renewal procedure. Youâll book an appointment with us once again and a certified medical practitioner will evaluate you. If there seems to be a case where consuming Medical Marijuana can further enhance your mental/physical well-being, the doctor will renew your prescription for another 30 or 60 days.
Why Choose The Kif?
As a telemedicine platform, Kif has successfully developed a credible reputation throughout the US. Our network of doctors includes certified medical practitioners from all over the US allowing us to book appointments for Medical Marijuana evaluation from various US states.
The whole Medical Marijuana application process for Texsa can be hard to understand, especially when youâre applying for the very first time. Throughout the process, the Kif can lead you through every step making sure you get the Medical Marijuana prescription so much important for your physical and mental well-being. And the best part is that all of this is done completely online through us.