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Allows Medical marijuana?: Limited (Yes high-CBD, low-THC oil)

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No

2018 Medical Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $156,600,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A

Noteworthy Information: 
{{COVID-19 Update: Only one of the three licensed medical dispensaries has a storefront, and it’s allowed to remain open as an essential businesses according to Travis County. }}

In June, 2019, Gov. Abbott signed legislation (House Bill 3703) expanding state’s medical marijuana program; Compassionate Use Act now includes more conditions (terminal cancer, autism, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease); Goes into effect 9/1/2019. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the sale of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients who have found two FDA-approved drugs ineffective. Just 21 doctors across the state are registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety to prescribe it and two doctors must sign off on the treatment plan. The Texas Department of Public Safety authorized three dispensaries to begin growing and distributing the oil. CBD is allowed, so long as at least 10% CBD and not more than 0.50% THC. Smoking is banned. Some critics believe more statutes amending the existing law will need to be passed before the program can effectively function. For example, as formerly mentioned doctors must “prescribe,” rather than “recommend,” a hurdle which could stop the entire program.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): No

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): N/A

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: N/A

Application Fee: 
N/A

Licensing Fees: 
N/A

Residency Requirements: 
N/A

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited: 
N/A

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions: 
As of June, 2019, the following qualifying conditions were added: Terminal Cancer, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease. “Intractable epilepsy,” meaning a seizure disorder in which the patient’s seizures have been treated by two or more appropriately chosen and maximally titrated antiepileptic drugs that have failed to control the seizures.

Testing Required: 
Yes

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