No. You cannot find recreational cannabis dispensaries in Temple. Chapter 481 of the Texas Health and Safety Code makes it a crime to possess, distribute, or sell controlled substances. With marijuana considered a controlled substance, neither the State of Texas nor the City of Temple issues licenses for the sale of recreational marijuana or marijuana-derived products.
No. There are no permanent dispensaries in the City of Temple. Although the city permits qualified patients to access low-THC cannabis, there are no permanent structures or facilities to visit for shopping for medical-grade cannabis.
No. With none of the three approved Texas dispensaries located in Temple, no dispensaries within the city offer online sales of low-THC cannabis. No business has been licensed to sell recreational cannabis online or physically.
You cannot visit a permanent dispensary in Temple as no such facilities exist. However, sometimes, mobile cannabis bus tours or prescription pick-up sites may be set up by any of the Texas-approved dispensing organizations in Temple. In such an instance, you must visit the prescription pick-up site with a valid government-issued government ID with your name, date of birth, and the last five digits of your Social Security number. Prior to your visit, you must be registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas and have an active medical cannabis prescription issued under the Texas Compassionate Use Program.
No business may set up a temporary or permanent dispensary in Temple without acquiring a cannabis business license from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Such sites may only dispense cannabis to registered patients in the CURT (Compassionate Use Registry of Texas) with current low-THC cannabis prescriptions issued by certified physicians under the Texas Compassionate Use Program. No such site may permit:
Cannabis consumption on-site
Be sited within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare center
A buyer to purchase more cannabis than is stated on their medical cannabis prescriptions
Cannabis products containing more than 1% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Recreational cannabis is illegal in Temple and statewide in Texas as state law classifies it as a Schedule I drug pursuant to the Texas Controlled Substances Act (TCSA). Hence, the possession, use, production, distribution, and sale of recreational cannabis are banned and criminalized. Although persons caught with two ounces or less of cannabis may be charged with a Class B misdemeanor, it is still an offense and may be punished with up to 6 months in jail, a $2,000 fine, or both. The punishments meted out to offenders for cannabis possession typically depend on the quantity of cannabis found on the offender.
Medical marijuana is legal in Temple but in a highly restricted form. Medical marijuana is legal under the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA) passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015. The CUA, expanded in recent years, established the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP), allowing patients with specific ailments, such as autism, epilepsy, cancer, and neurological disorders, to access low-THC cannabis. Under the Texas Occupation Code, low-THC cannabis is described as cannabis containing no more than 1% THC in dry weight. Low-THC cannabis is available in tinctures, lozenges, and gummies.
Before accessing cannabis, qualifying patients must have their information included in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas by a TCUP-approved physician. Possession limits are set by physicians and are stated on the medical cannabis prescriptions issued to patients. It is illegal to smoke medical cannabis indoors or outdoors and to grow cannabis at home for personal medical use.
Accessing medical marijuana in Temple does not require a medical marijuana card. Hence, the State of Texas does not issue medical marijuana cards to patients under its Compassionate Use Program. The only requirement to access medical-grade cannabis under the TCUP is to have an active low-THC cannabis prescription issued upon registration in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The CURT is an online system permitting licensed physicians in the state to register and recommend low-THC cannabis to qualified patients. No fee is required to register in the CURT.
To qualify for inclusion in the CURT in the City of Temple, you must:
Reside permanently in Temple
Have one or more qualifying conditions, such as epilepsy, autism, cancer, spasticity, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a seizure disorder, an incurable neurodegenerative disorder
Get approval for medical cannabis use from a TCUP-approved physician. You can find an approved physician using the physician search tool on the website of the Texas Department of Public Safety
At your appointment with a physician to obtain approval for medical marijuana use, the healthcare provider will determine whether it is more beneficial for you to use medical cannabis for the treatment of your condition or not. If you are determined to be eligible for medical marijuana use, the physician will add your information to the CURT, and you will be issued a medical cannabis prescription which can be accessed by all Texas-approved dispensaries. While there are no stated age limitations for participants in the TCUP, if you are a minor, the certifying physician may request information and the presence of your parent or legal guardian at the appointment. Your caregiver information may also be added to the CURT if you are a minor.
With an active prescription, you can purchase medical cannabis online and have it delivered to your location. You must present a valid government-issued ID with the last five digits of your SSN at delivery or a pickup site. If your parent or guardian receives your order, the receiver's ID will also be required.
Although there are no specifically designated places to consume low-THC cannabis as a registered patient in Temple, it is recommended that patients keep consumption to the confines of their homes or private properties. Consuming recreational cannabis in public or private is illegal.
There are no permanent dispensaries in Temple to purchase cannabis in-store. You may order low-THC cannabis online from Texas-approved dispensing organizations and have your order delivered to your address. To buy cannabis online, you must have a valid medical cannabis prescription issued under the Texas Compassionate Use Program. When picking up your order, you must have a valid government-issued ID.
A 20:1 high-CBD oral spray with 10 milligrams of CBD per spray sells for about $160, while a 1:1 balanced lozenge with 150 milligrams of CBD or 150 milligrams THC sells for $70. If you prefer to buy gummies, 10 milligrams gummies cost about $100.
There are no popular cannabis strains in Temple, as the products sold to medical cannabis consumers in the city only contain low THC concentration levels. In other states where cannabis is sold legally, buyers can purchase products containing up to 25% or more THC levels. In Temple and the rest of Texas, medical cannabis products are often derived from hemp.
No, it is prohibited to smoke marijuana in public in Temple.
You can have as much medical cannabis as is stated on your medical cannabis prescription issued under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP). Possessing any amount of recreational cannabis is illegal.
No. Shipping cannabis is prohibited in Temple. Transporting cannabis over state boundaries is a federal violation with harsh penalties, regardless of the substance's status in other jurisdictions.
Yes, you can order cannabis online from goodblend, Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, and Fluent if registered in the CURT and have a valid medical cannabis prescription.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in the City of Temple.
Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Temple.
To pick up your order at any prescription pickup site, you need a valid government-issued ID with your age, name, and last five digits of your SSN.
There are no permanent dispensaries in Temple. However, any of the three approved dispensaries in Texas (goodblend, Fluent, and Texas Compassionate Cultivation) may set up a pickup site or deliver medical cannabis to registered patients in the city.
Your ID will be scanned before you may pick up your order from a delivery agent or any potential medical cannabis prescription pick-up site.
There are no dispensaries in the City of Temple.
There are no dispensaries in Temple.
There are no dispensaries to visit in Temple.
There are no approved cannabis retailers in the City of Temple. However, the dispensing organizations selling medical cannabis online to Temple residents do not allow them to pay with health insurance.
The City of Temple has no permanent dispensaries. However, all Texas dispensing organizations track cannabis sales using the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, per state law.
Although there are no permanent cannabis dispensaries in the city, you can enter a prescription site if established in the city at the age of 18. If you are younger, you may need the help of your parent or legal guardian to pick up your order.
The department regulating medical cannabis operations in Temple is the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may reach the DPS via the contact information on the department’s website.
You may report illegal cannabis activities in Temple to the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Temple Police Department by calling the PD at (254) 298-5500. You may use the report a crime tool on the Temple City Police Department to report an illegal cannabis operation.