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How to Get a Texas Medical Card in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs. Texas is unique because it doesn’t administer medical marijuana cards but rather requires physicians to write a prescription for patients and submit that to the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) system.

  • 3. Receive Your Cannabis Prescription

    If you are approved, your physician will write you a prescription. It can take up to a week for your prescription to be available in the CURT system. Once available, you can fill your prescription at one of the state’s legal dispensaries. Your physician will decide when to see you for your required follow-up (this often occurs roughly 3 months after your initial evaluation). This follow-up costs just $50 with NuggMD.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Texas?
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Until adult-use sales begin, you must have a med card to purchase or possess cannabis in Texas legally.
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Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a Texas dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Texas medical marijuana patients receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Get support from a qualified Texas medical marijuana doctor who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

    Claire K.

    Claire K.

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  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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Qualifying conditions in Texas

A medical cannabis prescription may be issued in Texas for the following qualifying conditions:

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Texas

Texas does not currently have any legislation on caregiver requirements or restrictions. Texas also has no age restrictions on who can be administered a medical cannabis prescription. Patients 18 years old or under are eligible but may require permission from a parent or legal guardian.

A parent or legal guardian may pick up the prescription from a dispensing organization. To qualify as a legal guardian of a Texas medical cannabis patient, you must be a Texas resident and provide the administering physician with the following information.

  • ID
  • Last Name
  • Date of birth
  • Last 5 digits of their social security number

Learn how to become a caregiver in Texas.

How to register for a med card in Texas

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will enter your prescription into the state’s CURT system.

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll be able to fill your prescription at one of the state’s dispensing organizations. There is no fee associated with submitting your prescription to the CURT system.

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How to renew your med card in Texas

Your physician will decide when you’ll need to have your second appointment to renew your medical marijuana prescription in Texas. Most doctors choose to have a follow-up evaluation in about three months. This follow-up is included in the cost of your initial evaluation with NuggMD.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Texas medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign in to NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your prescription renewal with your doctor.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Texas residents desiring to be prescribed medical cannabis must be diagnosed with one of the state’s listed qualifying medical conditions. There is no age limit to those eligible. Patients under 18 years old may require legal guardian permission. A state-licensed physician must evaluate patients and then submit the prescription to the CURT system.


    Out-of-state medical cannabis card holders or residents are not eligible to purchase at Texas dispensing sites.


    Find answers to more Texas patient FAQs.

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
    • Autism 
    • Cancer
    • Epilepsy
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Seizure disorders 
    • Spasticity 
    • An incurable neurodegenerative disease 
    • A medical condition designated by the Health and Human Services Commission as authorizing treatment with low-THC cannabis as part of an approved research program.
  • Texas requires that licensed physicians only prescribe medical cannabis to those with a qualifying condition. Those who do not have any of these conditions are not eligible for the Compassionate Use Program.


    The state continues to update regulations regarding its medical marijuana program. They receive feedback and opinions about the current state of their cannabis legislation through their Compassionate Use Program Working Group.


    The state most recently removed the term ‘terminal’ from its list of qualifying cancer conditions to include any type of cancer and added PTSD.

  • For now, having a prescription from a licensed medical doctor is the only way to purchase and consume low-THC cannabis in the state of Texas. It remains illegal to possess or consume cannabis recreationally. The possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 in fines.


    Even after adult-use sales come to Texas, medical card holders can expect to enjoy a variety of benefits that aren’t available to recreational consumers.

  • It only costs $99 to get a Texas MMJ evaluation with NuggMD. Patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their evaluation for free! The state-required follow-up costs just $50 when conducted through NuggMD.

  • No. Health insurance does not cover any cost associated with obtaining your medical cannabis prescription because it remains federally illegal. If legislation progresses, this may change in the future.

  • The CURT system is available 24 hours a day to physicians, so as soon as your prescription is put into the system, you’re eligible to pick it up at a dispensing center. Some patients have reported a 3-day to 1-week delay for the prescription to be accessible by dispensaries even after the doctor has verified that the prescription is properly entered into the CURT system. If you experience a delay, please contact customer service and we’ll have the doctor check your entry.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before the doctor has entered your prescription for cannabis into the state’s registry. Once you’ve been entered in the registry, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Yes. As long as the doctor is a registered Texas physician and registered with the CURT system, they are able to provide your cannabis prescription. Be aware that seeing a new doctor means getting a new full evaluation. A new physician can’t provide a simple “follow-up.” Luckily, this initial evaluation isn’t complicated with NuggMD. All you need is your medical records pertaining to your condition and some free time to conduct your evaluation.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes, but the state does require that you be a permanent resident of Texas in order to be prescribed medical marijuana. So you’ll at least need proof of residency.


    Learn more about Texas’s cannabis laws and regulations.