The Texas Department of Public Safety's Compassionate Use Program is accepting applications for additional Dispensing Organization licenses from October 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019. A Dispensing Organization license authorizes an organization to cultivate, process and dispense low-THC cannabis to prescribed patients.
The number of applicants to be conditionally approved will be based on the Department's assessment of the top applicants' production capabilities and resources, as well as any additional data that may become available on patient numbers and demand for low-THC cannabis.
The opportunity comes as a result of the passage of House Bill 3703, which expanded the state’s Compassionate Use Program by expanding the list of qualifying medical conditions and requiring the approval of only one physician instead of two to become a registered patient. Specifically, the new law adds all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, ALS, autism, terminal cancer, and an incurable neurodegenerative disease as qualifying medical conditions. Therefore, the state is anticipating an increased patient demand and has determined it is necessary to license additional Dispensing Organizations.
Among other materials, the Texas Dispensing Organization Application requires the below plans to be submitted as part of your application:
- Business Plan
- Cultivation Plan
- Processing Plan
- Suitability of Proposed Facility Plan
- Staffing Plan
- Security Plan
- Financial Plan
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Licenses will be issued from the Department after the completion of all licensure requirements, passage of all background checks, and a showing of significant progress toward cultivation and production readiness. As the new licensees begin production, the Department will assess whether additional licenses are necessary to ensure statewide access to and availability of low-THC cannabis for patients. If it is determined that additional licenses are needed, the Department will select the next highest ranked applicant for conditional licensure.
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