What Most People Don't Understand About Medical Marijuana

Nov 10, 2022
 What Most People Don't Understand About Medical Marijuana
Are you interested in medical marijuana but not sure where to go or what the process looks like? These are just two examples that highlight what most people don’t understand about medical marijuana. Read on and get the answers to your questions.

Since 2015, eligible Texans have access to medical marijuana through the Compassionate Use Program (CUP). Even though this bill was passed seven years ago, there are still many aspects of medical marijuana that people don’t fully understand. Part of that is because medical marijuana processes and rules vary from state to state. 

At the Texas Herbal Clinic, Darryl Camp, MD, and our team are committed to providing you with medical marijuana treatments and therapeutics, which is why we want to debunk some common myths about medical marijuana that may prevent you from reaching out for help.

The process is simple

Because the medical marijuana processes can vary from state-to-state, it’s understandable why many people don’t quite understand the rules or process for medical marijuana. Rest assured, here in Texas, the process is simple and straightforward. 

To get started with medical marijuana, you simply:

  • Fill out our contact form and all relevant patient forms
  • Schedule your appointment, which is often within 24 hours
  • Attend your appointment, either in person or virtually
  • We enroll you into the Texas medical marijuana program
  • Pick up your medical marijuana from the Texas Original Dispensary

That’s it! We don’t want paperwork to burden you and keep you from the relief you need. That’s why we do the work to get you enrolled into the Texas medical marijuana program.

Medical marijuana can be used to help many conditions

Many people may not understand how many conditions can benefit from medical marijuana. This could stop people from seeking medical marijuana for a condition they have and miss out on its many benefits. 

Texas residents may seek medical marijuana for the following conditions: 

  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Cancer

As of September 2021, the Texas bill expanded to include neurologic conditions and post-traumatic stress disorder as part of the acceptable conditions in the Texas Compassionate Use Program.

You don’t need a medical marijuana card in Texas

In many other states, you receive a medical marijuana card that you take with you to pick up your prescription. In Texas, however, you don’t need a medical marijuana card. 

You don’t need to get a qualifying diagnosis elsewhere

Here at Texas Herbal Clinic, you can get all of your care 一 including diagnosing, treating, and follow-up care 一 under one roof. Board-certified neurologist Darryl Camp, MD, is on a mission to help those suffering with chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and psychiatric conditions to get the relief they need without feeling bogged down by paperwork. 

Not all types of marijuana are considered for medical use

Surprisingly, not all types of marijuana are permissible under Texas’s Compassionate Use Program (CUP). Legally, qualified physicians may only prescribe low THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) cannabis for medical purposes. 

To be considered low THC, the prescription must be no more than 0.5% by weight of THC. Additionally, medical use is limited to swallowing, not smoking.

Get started with a consultation

To get started, book your consultation. You don’t even have to come to our Houston, Texas, office. As long as you have a smartphone (or a computer), you can get started with a virtual consultation. 

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions online today, or simply click here to schedule your appointment today!