We offer comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for medical Marijuana to qualifying patients in Texas. There are four different ways to get a prescription for CBD oil or medical cannabis products. Learn how to get a cbd oil prescription in Canada. What does the law do?
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We offer comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for medical Marijuana to qualifying patients in Texas.
Medical Cannabis Doctor in Houston, TX
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If you need relief from a qualifying medical condition, meet with a medical cannabis doctor in Houston, TX. At Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors, we are committed to providing an alternate method to help relieve symptoms associated with such qualifying conditions. Learn more about our services below or book an appointment today.
How Can Medical Cannabis Help?
Low-THC Cannabis available under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (more commonly referred to as “medical marijuana”) may be prescribed (as referenced in Sec. 169.0011 of the Texas Occupations Code) for conditions such as autism, epilepsy, PTSD and cancer. When you meet with one of our experienced medical cannabis doctors registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (“CURT”), we will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana prescription
We understand the impact the debilitating symptoms of certain qualifying conditions can have on your daily life, which is why we strive to improve your quality of life through safe access to medical marijuana. Although more research needs to be done to determine the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana, some strains and products can help you manage symptoms so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.
Leading the Pack with the Texas Compassionate Use Program
Lamont Ratcliff and his team are leading the pack in implementing recent changes of the Texas Compassionate Use Program
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Telehealth and Remote Vists
Telehealth and remote assessments are available with our professional staff. Please contact us to learn more!
Get Started in Minutes! Fast Approval of Medical Marijuana / Cannabis
No Appointment needed! Simply get started by submitting your information and we’ll connect you with a certified medical Marijuana Doctor
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We have registration kiosks easily accessible at any one of our three locations.
Qualifying Patients will receive a prescription and are registered in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry by the Physician.
Bring your prescription and government issued ID to the dispensary. Get suggestions on cannabis strains that may help manage your symptoms.
Maintain your registration with regular followup appointments. Learn from a physician how to get the most out of your cannabis.
Why Work With Us?
If you have one ofthe qualifying medical conditions, you could benefit from meeting with a medical cannabis dr. To learn more about the effects and to get your prescription, contact Texas Medical Marijuana Doctors in Houston, TX, by calling 713-659-4367. You can also reach out through our contact form. We look forward to helping you find a solution that works for you.
- The number of drug overdose deaths increased by nearly 5% from 2018 to 2019
- Per the CDC in 2019, 70,630 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States. Over 70% of those deaths involved opioids.
- From 1999-2019, nearly 500,000 people died from an overdose involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids.
- 16% of overdose deaths involving opioids also involved benzodiazepines.
- From April-June 2019 to April-June 2020, prescription and illicit benzodiazepines involved overdose deaths increased 21.8% and 519.6% respectively.
- Per the DEA.gov site no deaths from overdose of marijuana have been reported.
- Dual Appointments
- Online Appointments via Duo and Zoom
- Multiple Locations around Houston, TX to service your needs
- Experienced, Compassionate Staff
- Leading Edge Implementation of Texas Compassionate Use Programs (T.CUP)
- Relief and Treatment for Approved Conditions
- Remote Visits
- Flexible and Imemediate Appointment Scheduling
TXMMD is not licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Dispensing Organization (as defined under Sec. 487.001 of the Texas Health & Safety Code) to perform the regulated functions of cultivating, processing, or dispensing low-THC cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Act. TXMMD provides appointments with physicians registered in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry so patients can be evaluated to determine if they qualify for low-THC cannabis (also referred to as “medical marijuana”) under the Texas Compassionate Use Program, and if so, the prescription will be entered by the physician in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry. Patients must contact a licensed dispensing organization to receive a prescription of low-THC cannabis as authorized under the Texas Compassionate Use Program. None of the products sold by TXMMD are “low-THC cannabis” products under the Texas Compassionate Use Program, but rather are consumable hemp products authorized under the Texas hemp laws. TXMMD is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services to manufacture consumable hemp products (License #705) and is registered to sell consumable hemp products (License #4267).
Any health claim statements relating to products sold by TXMMD have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products sold by TXMMD are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
How to get a CBD oil prescription or medical cannabis prescription
There are four ways to get a prescription for CBD oil or other medical cannabis products:
- From your doctor or specialist
- From a cannabis nursing service
- From a cannabis clinic (“canna clinic”)
- From a cannabis telemedicine service
Here’s what you can expect from each of these approaches.
Your doctor or specialist
Very few doctors and specialists are readily prescribing cannabis, for a variety of reasons. Many will simply refer you to a cannabis clinic, or even suggest you go buy it from a retail store.
If your doctor is knowledgeable and willing, count yourself lucky. That said, they are unlikely to have time to educate you on all of the ins-and-outs of medical cannabis, or help you decide which licensed producer to register with. Nor are they likely to have staff at their clinic who can help.
Some doctors may have a single licensed producer that they have a relationship with. They will forward your prescription to that producer, who will then call you to help you choose a product. It’s convenient for the doctor, but it doesn’t leave the patient with any choice of producer. This is unfortunate because no single producer can meet the diversity of needs that patients have.
[By the way, Wayfare works with quite a few doctors who are prescribing cannabis but count on us to provide educational support to their patients. We can even help prepare documents you can take to your doctor.]
Cannabis nursing service
You can think of this service as a mobile clinic. The nurse will come to your home, provide education, take a medical history and connect with a doctor or Nurse Practitioner to obtain the authorization. She will also help you select an appropriate product and develop a detailed treatment plan and dosing schedule. She will then help register you with a licensed producer so you can order products by phone or on-line, and will follow up with you semi-weekly while you work toward your goal.
The cost for this service is usually fully-covered by insurance as a home nursing expense.
Wayfare falls into this category, although we do often work with patients’ own doctors, and there are some cannabis clinics who refer to us to provide extra support for patients. We are now also providing a telehealth option as well.
Over the past few years a number of specialized cannabis clinics have opened up. These are typically staffed by doctors who work there on a part-time basis. These doctors may come from specialties including psychiatry, surgery, and anesthesiology. This means that some patients may see a heart surgeon for their arthritis! But really, bless these doctors for making time to learn about cannabis and help people.
The educational portion of your visit, where you select a licensed producer and product, is quite often handled by a lay person who may have the title of “cannabis educator”, “canna counsellor”, or “patient educator”. These people rarely have medical training, although they may be knowledgable about particular strains, the pricing programs of the various producers, and how to use a vaporizer.
Cannabis telemedicine services
You can get on a video conference with a doctor or Nurse Practitioner, who will assess you and provide an authorization for medical cannabis. Some of these services are stand-alone whereas others are provided by cannabis clinics as described above.
The educational component of the service may again be handled by a lay person, sometimes via a separate video call or by telephone through a call centre.
Low THC Oil – FAQ for General Public
Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant. It authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons, which will prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.
How does Georgia’s law compare to laws in other states which have adopted medical marijuana?
Georgia’s law is much more limited than some other states’ medical marijuana laws. For example, it does not legalize the sale or possession of marijuana in leaf form and it does not authorize the production or sale of food products infused with low THC oil or the ingestion of low THC oil through vapor. It does not authorize physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical use. It is intended solely to protect qualified persons from criminal prosecution for possessing low THC oil for medicinal purposes.
Who is eligible for the “Low THC Oil Registry Card”?
There are three categories of persons who may apply for the card:
- an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;
- legal guardians of an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law;
- parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law.
What conditions or diseases are covered by the law?
The law lists the following conditions and diseases which qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry:
- Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
- Seizure disorders related to the diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
- Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end-stage
- Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
- Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end-stage
- AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end-stage
- Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end-stage
- Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age
What if more than one person is caring for the child or adult?
If there is more than one parent or legal guardian, then each may apply for a separate card.
How do I apply for the Low THC Registry Card?
The application is actually sent in by the physician who is treating the patient. There are two forms. First, there is a waiver form which must be signed by both the applicant and the physician. Second, there is a physician
certification form. The physician will keep the original waiver and certification form in the patient’s medical records. You may request a copy. The physician will electronically submit the information from these forms to the Georgia Department of Public Health, which will review the information and create a Low THC Oil Registry Card for qualified applicants.
Where will I get my Low THC Registry Card? Will it be mailed to me?
You will be notified when your card has been printed. A representative from DPH’s Office of Vital Records will contact you to establish which of 20 Public Health Offices across the state is most convenient for you to pick up your card. A representative from the Public Health Office selected will notify you when your card is available for pick-up.
How much does the card cost? How do I pay for it?
The fee for a Low THC Registry Card is $25 per new card, which is the standard fee used by the Office of Vital Records. You will be asked to pay for your card when you pick it up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them.
How long is the card valid?
The card will be valid for two years from the date it is issued. The expiration date will be printed on the front of the card. After that time, you will need to again consult with your physician and request that they update and confirm your information into the registry. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up from the closest of the 20 Public Health Offices approved to distribute them to the address you list as your residence in the registry.
What happens if I lose my card?
If you lose your card, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702 option 4. If your card has not expired, your physician will be contacted to confirm you are still under their care. Once confirmed, a replacement card will be provided to you. Please plan to allow 15 business days to process your information, print your card and have it ready for pick-up at your closest Public Health Office. Replacement cards will cost $25.
The information on my card is wrong or outdated. How do I correct it?
If the information on your card is wrong or outdated, please contact the State Office of Vital Records at 404-679-4702 option 4. Vital Records will verify the information provided by your physician on your order. If the information on the order is incorrect, you will need to contact your physician and ask that they update the information. At that time a new card will be issued.
Can I alter or laminate my card?
Cards can be laminated; however, a card is void if any changes are made to it.
Where can I buy low THC oil?
Under House Bill 324, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, which is administratively assigned to the Secretary of State’s Office, will oversee the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health does not prescribe or dispense low THC oil.
Is marijuana now legal? Where can I buy it?
No. The law only authorizes the legal possession of up to 20 fluid ounces of low THC oil by qualified persons. It does not make the sale or possession of all types of marijuana legal in Georgia. Possession of any form of marijuana by an unauthorized person is and remains a violation of state and federal law.
Can I now sell medical marijuana?
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will issue a limited number of licenses for the growing, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia. It is a violation of state and federal law for unauthorized persons to sell any form of marijuana.