Tarrant County DA: CBD oil only legal to epilepsy patients through registered doctors

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson sent out a statement this week saying cannabis oil, CBD oil, is currently only legal for epilepsy patients in Texas prescribed by a doctor registered through the Compassionate Use Act.

The Compassionate Use Act was enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2015, which required the Department of Public Safety create a secure registry of physicians who treat epilepsy for the purpose of prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, according to the DPS website. 

A Weatherford neurologist, Dr. Bsihnu Sapkota, is listed in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, but according to his office is not prescribing CBD oil.

“They said he has not prescribed nor does he plan to prescribe it,” according to Sapkota’s practice manager. 

Sapkota and Dr. M. Scott Perry — medical director of neurology at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth — are two of 52 registered

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