PATIENT INFORMATION

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TEXAS CANNABIS CLINIC

When you choose us, you’re choosing the most educated physicians, the most helpful staff, and the most extensive patient resources in the state of Texas. We care, which is why we’ve put together this patient information packet to help guide and inform your medical cannabis journey.

Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) & Your Certification Letter

The Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) is the system that allows physicians to register and prescribe cannabis to patients with qualifying medical conditions. Once prescribed, dispensing organizations can search for the patient in the system and dispense the medication according to the prescription.

The following steps outline how your prescription goes into effect:
1. The registered physician will enter a prescription in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) system.
2. The patient or legal guardian will then have the ability to go to any of the dispensaries to have the prescription filled.
3. The patient or legal guardian will need to provide identification and patient’s last name, date of birth, and last 5 of social security number to the dispensary to pick up their medication.

“The Department of Public Safety (DPS) administers the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) in Texas, under the authority of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 487.” – TXDPS, 2023

You will receive a certification letter as soon as you are approved. To locate your certification letter, check both your portal or your personal email.

Your Patient Portal

Texas Cannabis Clinic’s patient portal is utilized for sending secure messages related to your medical care. When using the patient portal, you can chat with our medical team in real time, review your medical chart, and access previously sent documents. Your certification letter is accessible in your patient portal in addition to this email. To log in to your patient portal, you can visit our website at  texascannabisclinic.com and look for the ‘Patient Portal’ button on the top right of the page or you can log in directly here.

If you’re experiencing trouble logging into your portal, you can call our team at (512) 892-7092, chat with us via our website’s live chat feature on the bottom right of TCC’s home page, or send us an email at info@texascannabisclinic.com. Common problems you may experience when trying to access the patient portal include 1. Having never set up an account/login, and 2. Password-related issues. We recommend that you access the portal using a computer when possible for ease of use and to minimize display issues.

How to Set Up Your Patient Portal

If you have not set a password for your patient portal already, you can set it up through the emailed invitation from us with the subject line “Stay connected with Texas Cannabis Clinic”.

How to Login to Your Patient Portal

Go to Texascannabisclinic.com, click the “Patient Portal” button, then login using your email and password. Your email address will be the same one you used to schedule an appointment with TCC. We recommend checking your inbox for previously sent emails from TCC if you are unsure which email address you should be using. If you are getting an error when signing in saying that the information provided is incorrect, use the reset password link and keep an eye on your inbox to resolve the issue.

You can access a list of your prescriptions, a signed TCUP recommendation letter & your visit notes from your patient portal via DESKTOP/LAPTOP site (*note that letters and prescriptions are not available to print via mobile sites). To access these documents via your portal, first login, then go to My Health tab > Medical Forms > Certification Letter

Dispensary Information

Texas currently has 3 separate dispensaries for medical marijuana patients. Texas Cannabis Clinic recommends Texas Original for filling your medical marijuana prescriptions. TCC patients receive a special 20% discount on their first order with Texas Original.

To contact Texas Original,
call (512) 614-0343 or email
info@texasoriginal.com

Texas Original has locations across Texas. To see the full list of pickup locations and hours of operation, visit their website here. If you have trouble reaching the dispensary after you are approved by TCC, please try the dispensary’s chat feature located on the bottom right hand corner of their website’s homepage to get ahold of their customer service team directly.

Any questions about locations, pick-up/delivery or prices should be directed to Texas Original.

Medication Questions

If you run out of the allocated milligrams before your certification has expired, have questions about your current dose or you’re experiencing unwanted side effects, call TCC to discuss.

Currently, the State of Texas only allows dispensaries to make tinctures, pills, lozenges, gummies and sprays of cannabis products at this time. There are very high quality standards that the dispensaries have to abide by to produce medicinal grade CBD and THC for the residents of Texas. State law prohibits the dispensaries from providing cannabis in a dry leaf form that could be used for smoking.

Medical Cannabis 101

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that have been cultivated for their medicinal uses dating back thousands of years. Cannabis naturally produces over 100 different active compounds called cannabinoids, which are similar to endocannabinoids naturally produced by our body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are two of the most common compounds found in cannabis used to treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms. THC is a psychoactive compound commonly used to alleviate symptoms such as pain, insomnia and nausea. CBD does not produce psychoactive effects and is often used to manage symptoms like inflammation, anxiety and seizures.

When compounds like CBD and THC are introduced into the body,the endocannabinoid system (ECS) transports them throughout the body to promote homeostasis by regulating many bodily functions. The ECS is vital in regulating many body functions, including our bodies’ response to pain. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with the system’s cannabinoid receptors to alleviate a wide range of symptoms, including pain, inflammation, nausea, depression, and more. Based on your qualifying condition and symptoms, our team of doctors prescribes the best dosage with just the right blend of THC and CBD to meet your specific needs.

Now that you’ve got your prescription and are ready to purchase medicine, you may be wondering ‘how is medical cannabis different from the hemp-derived products I can purchase over the counter?’ The biggest differences are in formulation and safety. Unlike hemp-derived products you can find at the corner store, medical-grade cannabis products are specially formulated based on results from clinical trials to treat common symptoms associated with qualifying conditions under the Compassionate Use Program. Products are formulated with varying levels of THC and CBD optimized for relief. Additionally, medical cannabis is prescribed by our registered physicians to ensure proper dosing, treatment, and efficacy so patients receive the right care for their symptoms. Texas Original leads the state in ensuring the safety and purity of medical cannabis– so that you can be confident the product you receive this month is the same you will receive next month. All of TXOG’s medical-grade products are crafted with the highest standards and a commitment to transparency. They publicly share their lab test results on the Texas Original website for patients to access anytime. In addition, they offer tours of their facility so patients can meet with the people that grew, harvested, processed, manufactured and tested the medicine.