Texas Compassionate Cultivation
Medical Cannabis/Texas Compassionate Cultivation
Opus Wellness Center has partnered with Texas Compassionate Cultivation to offer our patients who qualify an alternative way of healing through the Texas State Compassionate Use Program. The Texas Compassionate Use Act establishes guidelines that allow physicians registered through the Texas Compassionate Use Registry to prescribe CBD and medical cannabis to patients with qualifying conditions.
Initially passed into law in June 2015, the Compassionate Use Act allowed low-THC medical cannabis to be used as a practical treatment for only intractable epilepsy. The passage of this law marked a huge shift in the state’s stance towards medical cannabis and CBD in Texas.
As of June 2019, the Texas Compassionate Use Program was expanded, allowing medical cannabis as a possible treatment for a much broader set of qualifying conditions, including all forms of epilepsy and other seizure disorders, autism, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), terminal cancer, as well as other neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and more.
What this means for our patients, the passage and expansion of the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) means that through Opus Wellness Center, our patients now have access to a new prescription option to address symptoms such as anxiety, seizures, depression, pain, spasms, insomnia, lack of appetite, restlessness and many others.
For doctors and physicians, the Texas Compassionate Use Act provides them with another, more natural medicine to help their patients deal with some of the most severe conditions experienced today.
Ultimately, the CUP opens new doors in the way patients and doctors work together to alleviate and manage their conditions.
How it Works
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
When you request an appointment our team will reach out to you and request your medical records. Once your medical records have been received and reviewed for a qualifying condition we will offer an appointment with our physician.
MEET WITH DR. VALERIE CHAVEZ
You will then meet with our physician. Based on your symptoms we will generate a treatment plan specific to your needs and a follow up appointment will be made.
This is one of our amazing patients Rick Branson and his wife Carol. They are very near and dear to our hearts. After being diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Rick was unable to sleep more than 3-4 hours a night due to cramping. With medicine from Compassionate Cultivation, Rick enjoys a full night's sleep and less severe cramping.