SAN ANTONIO – On Sept. 1, the Texas Compassionate Use Act, or TCUP, was expanded to qualify extra sufferers and doubled the THC restrict for medical hashish.
Most cancers sufferers and people with post-traumatic stress dysfunction can now get a prescription for medical hashish.
Dr. Ray Altamirano, who works on the South Facet, is one among solely 10 medical doctors in San Antonio who can prescribe the drug. He stated he has seen a shift since Sept. 1, and extra sufferers are asking for medical hashish, however he needs these sufferers to grasp the method concerned to get it.
“When you’ve got a prognosis that qualifies, we need to assist you to,” Altamirano stated. “Subsequent, we display screen by our course of. Then, you must go to a dispensary, after which you might want to observe up a number of months after you begin utilizing.”
The follow-up is to ensure the right dosage is working and doesn’t must be modified.
The next are the qualifying circumstances:
All types of epilepsy
A number of Sclerosis
Continual traumatic encephalopathy or CTE
Most cancers sufferers
For veterans searching for a prescription for his or her PTSD, it’s necessary to notice that medical hashish cannot be obtained by a VA physician because it’s federally nonetheless a Schedule 1 drug. Outsourcing from some other place received’t harm medical advantages.
Altamirano hopes extra medical doctors register to have the ability to prescribe medical marijuana in San Antonio to offer all sufferers an alternative choice relating to remedy.
“It’s going to enhance the standard of life for lots of people,” Altamirano stated. “I’m blissful Texas bought this far, however we’re simply beginning.”
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