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How getting a Texas medical marijuana prescription works for state residents.

  1. Step 1
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    Sign Up

    No appointment necessary. Register with Leafwell on any device to consult with one of our Texas medical marijuana doctors in minutes.

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    Meet Your Provider

    Speak to your healthcare provider, ask questions about medical marijuana prescriptions, and submit your payment details. You are only billed if approved.

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    Get Your Certification

    After the call, your licensed medical marijuana doctor will add you to the Compassionate Use Registry in Texas (aka the CURT system).

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    Buy CBD-Rich Marijuana

    Once you’re registered in the CURT system, the state will validate your details. Then, you can fulfill your medical cannabis prescription using your preferred Texas cannabis clinic.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on how to apply for your Texas medical cannabis card.

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief is simple. Let one of our caring Texas medical marijuana doctors guide you through the state-specific steps if you're a permanent resident looking to use medical marijuana products.

  1. Book an appointment with Leafwell.
  2. Discuss medical marijuana prescriptions with your healthcare provider.
  3. Your Texas medical marijuana doctor will enter your details into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT).
  4. Go to your local Texas cannabis clinic and show your photo ID. The employees there will verify your medical cannabis program status in the CURT system.
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Qualifying Medical Conditions

The following conditions may qualify you for the Texas Compassionate Use program:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • An incurable neurodegenerative disease
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Terminal cancer

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Patients must be at least 18 years old, a permanent Texas resident, and be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition to qualify for a cannabis prescription.

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    In Texas, caregivers are entered into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) by their certifying physician and do not need to apply separately to a program. The state does not issue caregiver cards. Caregivers must only present their valid Texas-issued ID to be verified at the dispensary.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. People under 18 with a qualifying condition can get a med card in Texas. However, a minor can only apply through a parent or legal guardian under the compassionate use program.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Texas med card:

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a Texas driver’s license or state ID card. Your social security number is also required for registration in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT).

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your medical cannabis doctor will enter your details into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT), and you may purchase legal medical cannabis.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification for the Texas Compassionate Use Program! Because there is no official state card or certificate, you can show your photo ID at a dispensary and legally purchase cannabis products for medical use once you’re approved.

How to Renew Your Card

Need to renew your Texas medical marijuana card? Here’s everything you need to know.

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell.
  2. Speak with a Texas-licensed healthcare provider online and get approved.
  3. Your provider will enter your details into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). As a reminder, no physical cards or certificates are issued.
  4. Go to your local dispensary and show your photo ID. The employees there will verify your patient status in CURT.

See our Texas renewal page for more detailed information about renewing state medical marijuana cards.

Please note: If you are seeing a new physician, you must request that your previous physician terminate the relationship in CURT before your appointment.

Legal Topics

The Texas Compassionate Use Act was enacted in 2015. This Act required the Texas Department of Public Safety to establish a secure registry of physicians who treated epilepsy. This was done to facilitate prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients with epilepsy for whom low-THC cannabis may be especially effective).

In 2019, the list of qualifying conditions for cannabis treatment expanded to include epilepsy, terminal cancer, MS, ALS, seizure disorders, and incurable neurological disorders. PTSD was added in 2021.

Other important Texas cannabis laws include:

  • Possession of up to two ounces is a misdemeanor that carries up to 180 days in prison, a $2,000 fine, and a driver’s license suspension (some municipalities may have more lenient penalties).
  • Selling or delivering seven grams of marijuana or less is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $4,000.
  • Hashish and concentrates are not considered marijuana under Texas law. However, it’s still illegal to possess either.
  • Smoking medical marijuana is prohibited in Texas. One is only allowed to consume marijuana orally through products such as oils.


Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • An eligible patient must be a permanent Texas resident.
  • Caregivers must show proof of ID and the patient’s last name, date of birth, and the last five digits of their social security number when purchasing.
  • A legal guardian must show proof of identification to the dispensing organization.

Caregiver Registration (Leafwell):

  • Patients must provide the full name of their caregiver plus the last five digits of the caregiver’s social security number.


Texas doesn’t have medical marijuana reciprocity with any state. Medical cards obtained in other states cannot be used in Texas. Other states that will recognize the medical card of Texas cannabis patients include:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.


Check out our Texas FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about the state’s medical marijuana card process.

How much does a Texas medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Texas medical marijuana certification costs $99 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and save 10% on your consultation.

Please note: There are no physical medical marijuana cards or certificates issued in the state. Instead, approved patients are registered directly with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The dispensary will be able to verify your information using your valid Texas ID.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Texas?

In Texas, certain medical conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certification:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Incurable neurodegenerative disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure disorder
  • Spasticity

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Texas online?

Applying for a Texas medical marijuana certificate is simple with Leafwell. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register for an appointment today with Leafwell and speak to a Texas-licensed physician online. Consultations cost $99, and you’ll only be charged if they are approved.
  2. Get approved, and our physician will enter your details directly into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). An important note is that you won’t receive a physical medical marijuana card. Instead, your information will be verifiable with your Texas ID at the dispensary.
  3. Once approved, you can shop at a licensed dispensary with your valid Texas ID.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Texas?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for medical marijuana certification in Texas, according to the Texas Compassionate Use Act.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregivers must be 18 or older.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Texas?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Texas may have a caregiver. Caregivers must be entered into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) by the patient’s certifying Texas health professional.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Patients must be permanent Texas residents.
  • Caregivers and parents or legal guardians will be required to show proof of identification to the dispensing organization.

Here’s how the caregiver process works:

  1. Provide the physician with the full name and last 5 digits of the social security number.
  2. The physician will enter this information alongside the patient’s while registering them with CURT.
  3. The caregiver must show proof of ID as well as the patient’s last name, date of birth, and last 5 digits of their social security number when purchasing medicine at the dispensary.

How do I apply for the state program in Texas?

After you’ve spoken to a Leafwell physician and been approved for the Texas Low-THC program, you don’t need to do anything.

The next steps are for your Texas health professional — they will enter your details in their physician profile within the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, or CURT.

Once your details have been entered, you can purchase medicine from a licensed dispensary in the Lone Star State. You’ll need to present your valid state ID to the dispensary so they can access CURT and confirm that you’re a valid patient in the state.

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