The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott and became effective June 1, 2015. The bill requires the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose of prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients 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 Public Safety Commission adopted regulations on February 15, 2017, and accepted applications until March 31, 2017.