No, El Paso does not authorize the operations of recreational marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction. The city upholds state law banning recreational dispensaries in the state.
El Paso residents may only pick up orders from temporary dispensing facilities in the city. Note that there are only three approved medical marijuana dispensing facilities in the whole of Texas. The Compassionate Use Act, passed in 2015, legalized medicinal marijuana in El Paso and Texas.
No. Since selling recreational cannabis is prohibited in El Paso, you cannot buy adult-use marijuana online. However, you can order medical cannabis online in the city.
There are no legal adult-use cannabis dispensaries in El Paso. There are also currently no permanent medical marijuana dispensaries. However, you may visit the temporary pickup locations to pick up your medical cannabis orders. You should take your government-issued ID and medical marijuana prescription when visiting a medical marijuana pickup location.
El Paso has no dispensary laws because recreational cannabis dispensaries are prohibited in the city.
Cannabis is illegal for recreational use in El Paso. Possession of up to two ounces of marijuana is deemed a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 180 days imprisonment, a maximum fine of $2,000, or both. Possession of concentrates such as hash oil is a crime punishable by up to two years in state prison and has a maximum sentence of five years. Possession between 2 and 4 ounces is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 12 months imprisonment, a $4,000 fine, or both. In El Paso, possessing above 4 ounces of marijuana is considered a felony punishable by up to 99 years imprisonment, a $10,000 - $50,000 fine, or both.
El Paso's medicinal marijuana laws are adapted from the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA), approved in June 2015. The Texas CUA allows licensed organizations to grow, process, and provide low-THC cannabis to registered patients in El Paso. In accordance with the law, El Paso residents who intend to use medicinal marijuana must register with the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT).
CURT allows licensed physicians to enroll and recommend to qualified patients medicinal cannabis products with a THC content of no more than 1%. THC products cannot, however, be smoked. Hence, consumption by ingestion is the recommended form of using marijuana. To register for the CURT, you must be a permanent resident of El-Paso or another Texas location and have one of the approved medical conditions.
El Paso citizens are not required to obtain medical marijuana cards in order to purchase medical marijuana in the city. This is because Texas does not have a provision for medical marijuana cards under its Compassionate Use Program, unlike other jurisdictions issuing MMJ cards under their medical marijuana programs. To obtain medical marijuana in El Paso, residents are only required to be registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) and have valid prescriptions from licensed healthcare providers.
To be registered in the CURT, you must fulfill the following requirements:
Be a permanent resident of the City of El Paso or another Texas location
Obtain certification from a Compassionate Use Program-licensed healthcare provider attesting that you have one or more of the following medical conditions:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
El Paso residents under the age of 18 may still need the assistance of their parents or legal guardians to enroll in the CURT or get medical marijuana prescriptions from licensed medical providers, even though there is no minimum age limit for either. Note that the certifying physician will submit your prescription and finish the registration process in the CURT. You may fill your prescription by ordering online after completing the CURT registration and receiving a medical marijuana prescription.
Texas law does not permit the use of recreational marijuana in any form. Even though legal, medical marijuana may not be consumed in public. Medical marijuana may be consumed in private residences or properties.
You cannot legally purchase adult-use cannabis in El Paso as cannabis for recreational uses is banned in the city. However, you may buy medical weed online and pick it up when it arrives at a dispensing location in the city.
El Paso prohibits cannabis sales for adult use within its limits. However, an ounce of high-grade medical cannabis in the city costs about $400. You may also purchase 100 milligrams of high-grade medical cannabis gummies for about $35.
Only items with less than 1% THC (often made from hemp) may be sold to medical marijuana users in the city due to the high THC concentration of many cannabis strains. Typically, doctors recommend tinctures, tablets, and capsules with less than 1% THC.
No, smoking marijuana in public in El Paso is illegal.
Cannabis possession is prohibited in El Paso since Texas law bans it statewide. Patients who have a prescription for medicinal marijuana are allowed to possess it, but their doctors set restrictions on how much they may have. Their prescriptions have set possession limits.
No, shipping cannabis in El Paso is not allowed. Regardless of whether cannabis is approved in other jurisdictions, transporting cannabis over state lines is prohibited under federal law and is punishable by harsh fines.
You cannot order adult-use cannabis online in El Paso. However, you may order medical cannabis online if you are a registered patient.
No. Currently, only medical weed dispensing organizations operate in El Paso. Such dispensing organizations are temporary and do not operate for 24 hours.
Tourists cannot use recreational dispensaries in El Paso since the city bans the establishment of cannabis stores for recreational use. Additionally, while medical cannabis dispensing facilities may operate in the city, such locations are off-limits to visitors.
Marijuana for recreational use cannot be purchased within El Paso due to the city's prohibition on adult-use marijuana dispensaries. However, if you have a proper ID, a prescription from a doctor, and can prove that you are a registered medical cannabis patient, you may pick up your order at a temporary dispensing site.
In El Paso, there are no recreational weed dispensaries. However, you can find temporary dispensing locations for the three approved dispensing organizations (Compassionate Cultivation, Goodblend, and Consortium Texas - Fluent) in El Paso by putting the search term “weed dispensaries near me” in an online search engine.
You cannot visit an adult-use weed dispensary in El Paso, as the city prohibits the operations of recreational dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensing facilities will scan your ID to verify your identity when you want to receive your orders.
In the City of El Paso, no dispensaries are authorized to sell marijuana for adult consumption. Three dispensing organizations are licensed to dispense medical marijuana in the whole of Texas. These organizations have pickup locations in El Paso.
Typically, El Paso medical marijuana dispensaries do not accept credit cards. Transactions are usually completed using cash or debit cards.
You can order cannabis from multiple medical marijuana dispensing organizations operating in El Paso. However, you cannot visit an approved adult-use cannabis dispensary in the city.
In the City of El Paso, there are no licensed adult-use marijuana dispensaries. Although medicinal marijuana is available in the city to residents registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, health insurance will not cover their medical marijuana purchases. Health insurance organizations operate under federal law, which considers cannabis an illegal narcotic.
Although the city does not have approved cannabis retailers for adult use, medical marijuana businesses track their customers' purchases before filling their prescriptions using the Texas Compassionate Use Registry. Consequently, dispensing outlets operating in the city are aware of your medical cannabis transactions.
El Paso has no approved recreational marijuana dispensary. However, you may visit the pickup location for your medical cannabis order if you are 18 or older.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees cannabis activities in El Paso and the rest of Texas. You may find contact details for the Texas DPS on its website.
You may report illegal cannabis activities in El Paso to the El Paso Police Department or file a complaint with the Texas Department of Safety.