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Compassionate Use Program

The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and became effective June 1, 2015. The bill requires DPS to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy, and of patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. In addition, the bill requires DPS to license at least three dispensing organizations by Sept. 1, 2017. The license will authorize the organizations to cultivate, process and dispense low-THC cannabis to prescribed patients.

The following are tentative dates for program development:

Administrative Rules Update

DPS is in the process of proposing a revision of the Compassionate Use / Low-THC Cannabis Program administrative rules. The proposals will include enhancements to the safety and security requirements, and more specific requirements for testing and waste disposal. In the near future, we will invite you to provide your comments to these revisions.

Please continue to visit this webpage for updates.