No. Marijuana is illegal in Texas and is not sold in any Texas jurisdiction. The Controlled Substances Act includes marijuana as a prohibited substance meaning no business in Denton can be authorized to sell it.
No. There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in Denton.
There are no weed dispensaries in the city selling marijuana to Denton residents. However, Denton residents can order medical cannabis online from dispensaries selling medical cannabis in Texas and have their orders delivered to them. Sometimes, the dispensaries may also offer pick-up sites or mobile dispensaries where Denton residents can pick up their orders.
There are no weed dispensaries to visit in Denton. However, you may fill your medical marijuana prescriptions at temporary pick-up locations, sometimes set up in the city. You may also have medical marijuana delivered to your address. You must have your government-issued ID, low-THC cannabis prescription, and cash ready when receiving your medical cannabis order.
There are no authorized cannabis dispensaries in Denton. However, pick-up sites and mobile dispensaries in the city may only be set up by dispensing organizations that have obtained the relevant licenses under the Texas Compassionate Use Act. Such organizations must ensure sales are only made to qualified medical cannabis patients registered in the Compassionate Use of Registry of Texas (CURT). Also, dispensaries may not sell above the amounts stated on the medical cannabis prescription.
Although possession of small amounts of cannabis has been decriminalized in Denton, cannabis possession remains illegal. It is still an offense to be caught in possession of any amount of cannabis without a valid low-THC marijuana prescription. Section 21-80 of Article V of the Denton Municipal Code states that police officers in the city will not make arrests or issue citations for Class A or Class B misdemeanor possession of cannabis offenses, except in limited circumstances. In such circumstances, arrests may be made when citations or arrests for marijuana possession are part of an investigation of a felony-level narcotics case or the investigation of a violent felony. Per Section 12.22 of the Texas Penal Code, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana is considered a Class B misdemeanor. In comparison, possession between 2 and 4 ounces makes a Class A misdemeanor offense.
It is illegal to drive or operate a car, boat, bicycle, or any vehicle while under the influence of cannabis. It is a federal offense to possess or use cannabis on federal properties or buildings.
Only the medical use of marijuana is permitted in Denton. Adult or recreational use is banned and punishable harshly. Through the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP), medical marijuana is legal for Denton patients of any age diagnosed with approved conditions and certified by qualified physicians in Texas. Although access to cannabis for medical purposes is now legal, the state still controls how much cannabis patients can access. Under the TCUP, the certifying physicians will stipulate the maximum amounts patients can access on their medical cannabis prescriptions.
Under the TCUP, Texas established the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT), which lets certified medical cannabis patients get the recommended MMJ dose. This Compassionate Use registry Texas program is only open to patients who are permanent residents of Texas (CURT). It is an online system that allows Texas healthcare practitioners to register their patients by recommending the right amount of medicinal cannabis for therapy.
Medical cannabis users are not permitted to cultivate marijuana for therapeutic purposes at their homes. There is also no sales tax on medical cannabis purchases. Hence, there is no medical cannabis tax on purchases based on the weight or price of medical cannabis purchased.
Patients with qualifying medical conditions in Denton who are over the age of 18 can buy medicinal cannabis for themselves. If they are under 18, their guardians or caregivers can buy it at the dispensary with the patients’ prescriptions.
There are no medical cannabis reciprocity rules under the TCUP. Hence, the state does not recognize medical marijuana cards or prescriptions from other states or nations. As a result, you may only obtain medicinal cannabis in Denton or other Texas jurisdictions if registered in the CURT.
The Texas Compassionate Use Act contains no protections for employees who are medical cannabis users. According to Texas law, although prying into employees’ health status is not permitted, Denton employers are not restricted from disciplining or terminating employees for medical cannabis use on or off duty. It is illegal to consume cannabis in public places and to drive or operate a vehicle while under the influence of medical cannabis.
The City of Denton and the State of Texas do not issue medical marijuana cards to residents in order to obtain medical cannabis. The state law which holds in Denton requires qualifying patients to only register in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) and get medical cannabis prescriptions to access medical cannabis from authorized dispensaries legally. Although patients are not required to be of a specific age to qualify for medical cannabis, they must reside permanently in Denton or another Texas location and have one or more approved conditions to be eligible for medical cannabis.
The approved conditions for medical cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP) are:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Incurable neurodegenerative disease
Under the TCUP, only physicians included in the approved healthcare professionals list maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety are permitted to issue medical cannabis recommendations. A certifying physician is required to attest that the benefit of using medical cannabis outweighs the risks before adding your information to the CURT. Note that while there is no charge for applying to the CURT, the physician may charge a consultation fee. After adding your name to the CURT, the certifying physician will add your prescription to the system.
At the dispensary, you will be required to provide identification with your last birth date, name, and the last five digits of your SSN. If you are under 18 and are represented by a guardian, your certifying physician will also put the guardian's name in the CURT. At the dispensary, the guardian must also provide an ID.
Adult-use cannabis use is illegal in Denton. Medicinal cannabis use is legal but not permitted in public. Persons consuming medical cannabis may do so in private residences and properties.
In Denton, selling or buying recreational cannabis is illegal. While there are also no medical cannabis dispensaries in the city, you can purchase medical cannabis products online from any of Texas’ three approved dispensaries and have the products delivered to your residence.
Although there are dispensaries in the city, the following are typical prices for low-THC cannabis prices sold to Denton patients by approved Texas dispensaries:
3:1 balanced tincture: $75
1:1 balanced tincture: $90
1:1 balanced gummies: $75 for a 30-count package and $25 for a 10-count package
20:1 high-CBD tincture: $200
Cannabis products with high THC concentrations are not sold in Denton. State law forbids recreational cannabis and only allows THC products with concentration levels no higher than 1%. Therefore, weed strains like OG Kush, Durban Poison, Afghan Kush, and Wedding Cake are not sold in Denton.
No. It is illegal to smoke weed in public in Denton, as smokable marijuana is unlawful in the city. Only medical cannabis is permitted in the form of capsules, topicals, and edibles.
CURT-registered patients in Denton can have no more than the cannabis amounts stated on their low-THC cannabis prescriptions. There are no stipulated amounts under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.
No. Shipping cannabis across state lines is illegal as it contravenes federal law. Both federal and state law lists marijuana as a banned substance and bans its importation. Whether you are a recreational or medical cannabis user, moving cannabis across state lines is a serious offense punishable by harsh penalties.
You cannot order adult-use weed online in Denton, as there are no dispensaries in the city. However, if registered in the CURT, you can order low-THC cannabis online from any of Texas’ approved dispensaries.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Denton.
No. Tourists cannot use dispensaries in Denton as there are no dispensaries in the city.
There are no dispensaries in the city. However, when mobile dispensaries or temporary pickup sites are established in the city, CURT-registered patients need valid IDs and prescriptions before they can access such facilities.
There are no dispensaries in Denton. However, Texas Compassionate Cultivation, Goodblend, and Fluent allow Denton residents to order medical cannabis online. To find if they are prescription pickup sites in the city, put the phrase "cannabis dispensaries near me" in a search engine.
There are no permanent dispensaries in Denton. However, temporary dispensing locations sometimes set up in the city scan customers’ IDs to ensure that buyers have valid registrations in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Denton. Only three organizations are approved statewide to sell medicinal marijuana to CURT-registered medical cannabis patients and their caregivers.
Cannabis dispensaries selling low-THC cannabis to Denton residents online do not take credit cards. Purchases are completed with cash or debit cards in some cases.
You cannot visit a weed dispensary in Denton, as no permanent cannabis dispensaries exist there. However, you may visit multiple temporary or mobile dispensing facilities when they pop up in the city to pick up your low-THC cannabis orders. Regardless of how many times you visit a dispensary or other dispensaries in a day, you cannot buy more cannabis products than the amount stated on the medical marijuana prescription issued by your certifying physician. Note that Texas dispensaries have access to the CURT and use the registry to track sales.
There are no dispensaries in Denton. However, the authorized Texas cannabis dispensaries selling medical marijuana to Denton patients do not accept health insurance. Note that cannabis is still illegal federally and is classified as a Schedule I drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Without DEA and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval, health insurance companies are unable to cover cannabis purchases in their policies.
Although there are no weed dispensaries in the city, medical cannabis dispensaries selling low-THC cannabis to patients in the city use the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas to track low-THC cannabis sales in compliance with Texas law. Texas requires dispensaries to use the CURT to ensure CURT-registered patients do not buy more cannabis quantities than are stated on their medical cannabis prescriptions.
Denton has no approved recreational cannabis dispensary. However, if you are 18 or older and are registered in the CURT, you may visit a prescription pick-up site in the city (when such sites operate). Persons under the age of 18 may need their parents, guardians, or caregivers to help them purchase or pick up medical marijuana purchases.
Cannabis activities in Denton are administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The Texas DPS is located at:
Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752-4431
The DPS mailing address is:
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
You may report illegal cannabis operations in Denton to the Texas Department of Safety or the Denton Police Department by calling the police department at (940) 349-8181. To file a complaint to the Texas Department of Safety, contact the Department's Criminal Investigations Division by calling (844) 643-2251.