TCUP – Texas Compassionate Use Program – Foundation for an Informed Texas

T.C.U.P. - Texas Compassionate Use Program

In 2015, the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP) was authored by Republicans in both the state House and Senate. It passed out of the Senate 30-1 and out of the House with more than a super majority. Governor Abbott held a signing ceremony to bring this important program into effect. In 2016, TCUP was added to the Texas GOP Platform as Plank 165. In 2019 and 2021, the Texas Legislature passed changes that make the program more inclusive to conditions.

TCUP provides low-THC cannabis oil to registered patients who have a prescription from their physician. This program serves those who live with the following conditions: all epilepsy and seizure disorders, all forms of cancer, post traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spasticity, autism, peripheral neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other incurable neurological disorders. Review fill list of conditions.

TCUP is designed to only serve Texas residents. Low-THC cannabis oil contains 1% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), with THC being the only restricted cannabinoid.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has overseen the regulatory and licensure process. DPS will continue to manage the security, production, processing and distribution of the medicine. This includes ensuring security measures are in place, records and operational standards are maintained, and facilities are periodically inspected by the department. DPS will also regulate inventory tracking, product testing and packaging standards.

There are currently three licensed dispensing organizations: Compassionate Cultivation, GoodblendTX, and Cansortium Texas. Additionally, more physicians are signing up to prescribe this medicine.

Learn how a patient enrolls in the Texas Compassionate Use Program.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Texas Compassionate Use Program.

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