The Texas Compassionate Use Program
The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339)was enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2015. The bill required the Department of Public Safety to create a secure registry of physicians treating patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy by prescribing low-THC cannabis.
In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 3703 which expanded the program to include additional medical conditions and physician specialties for which low-THC cannabis may be prescribed. The Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) system now allows for one board-certified, registered physician to prescribe low-THC cannabis (capped at 0.5%) to patients diagnosed with qualifying conditions.