No. No dispensary is allowed to sell adult-use cannabis in the City of Lubbock. Marijuana is illegal statewide in Texas, and no operation of businesses selling the drug may be conducted in any jurisdiction in the state.
No. There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Lubbock. However, there are pick-up locations for qualified persons buying low-THC products in the city.
Recreational cannabis sales are not allowed in the City of Lubbock. However, qualified residents may buy low-dose THC cannabis from any of the three approved dispensing organizations in the state. Pursuant to Chapter 487 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, only three dispensing organizations are licensed in Texas to dispense medical marijuana to Texans.
In Lubbock, there are no dispensaries to get adult-use marijuana. There are also no permanent locations to get medical marijuana. However, sometimes, temporary medical cannabis pick-up spots are set up in the city for qualified patients who use low-THC cannabis. You must have your photo ID and medical marijuana prescription ready when you go to these places to pick up your order.
There are no rules pertaining to dispensaries in the Lubbock Municipal Code.
Texas classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, indicating it has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medicinal purpose. Therefore, recreational cannabis use is prohibited in the city of Lubbock. The recreational cannabis laws in the city are identical to those of the state.
According to Section 481.121 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, marijuana possession is a criminal offense with varying degrees of severity based on the amount of marijuana possessed. Additionally, the penalties for marijuana possession increase when the possession occurs in drug-free zones, such as schools, youth centers, and playgrounds. In addition, intentionally delivering marijuana to minors is a second-degree felony.
Lubbock medical marijuana laws are adopted from Texas’ SB 339, also called the Compassionate Use Act (CUA). In 2015, the Texas legislature passed SB 339, enabling Texans with intractable epilepsy to access medical marijuana. In 2019, the state expanded access to medical marijuana under the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) by permitting Texans with terminal cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease to use marijuana for the treatment of such conditions. By 2021, more medical conditions were added to the approved ailments, such as spasticity, autism, and multiple sclerosis.
To obtain medicinal marijuana under the CUP, a medical marijuana certification from a Texas-licensed physician is required. In view of the possible benefit, the physician must conclude that the risk associated with the medical use of low-THC cannabis is justified.
Patients in Lubbock seeking to use medicinal marijuana are required to register with the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT). The CURT permits certified healthcare practitioners to register medicinal marijuana patients and prescribe medical marijuana to such patients. While low-dose THC use is allowed in the form of edibles, smoking THC products remains illegal. Low-THC cannabis items in Texas are cannabis products containing no more than 1% THC by weight.
A medical marijuana card is not required to access medical cannabis in Lubbock. The Texas Department of Public Safety does not issue medical marijuana (MMJ) cards under its Compassionate Use Program (CUP). To get medical marijuana in Lubbock, you must complete a registration in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT) and be issued a medical marijuana prescription.
To be enrolled in the CURT, you must:
Reside in the City of Lubbock or another Texas location
Have a physician licensed under the Texas Compassionate Use Program issue you a certification attesting that you have one of the approved conditions, such as:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Note that a visit to the physician to obtain a medical cannabis certification will attract a fee. After certifying that you have a qualifying condition, the physician will complete your registration in the CURT and issue you a medical marijuana prescription. You can only purchase medical marijuana upon getting a medical marijuana prescription.
Persons who have legally purchased low-THC cannabis in the city may consume such products in their homes or private residences. Consumption of recreational cannabis or cannabis products containing high THC levels anywhere in the city is illegal.
You cannot buy recreational cannabis in Lubbock, as the city does not permit the operation of recreational cannabis dispensaries. However, you may purchase low-THC marijuana products by ordering them online and having them delivered or picked up at a dispensing location.
Adult-use cannabis sale is illegal in Lubbock. However, persons buying medical cannabis online typically buy a 1:1 balanced lozenge (150 mg CBD/150 mg THC) for about $70.
Businesses and individuals are prohibited from selling recreational cannabis in the City of Lubbock. Also, in contrast to other states where high-THC marijuana strains such as Green Crack and OG Kush are popular, dispensaries in Texas only sell low-THC marijuana products.
No. It is illegal to smoke marijuana in public in Lubbock.
With cannabis prohibited in Texas, its possession is illegal in Lubbock. Although CURT-registered patients may possess low-THC cannabis, their attending physicians set their possession limits. Possession limits for Low-THC cannabis are stated in the prescriptions issued by Texas physicians.
No. Transporting cannabis across state lines is illegal. Hence, if you ship cannabis across state lines into Lubbock or out of Lubbock to another state, you are liable to be charged with a federal offense, even if cannabis is legal in the other jurisdiction.
You cannot order cannabis online in Lubbock for recreational purposes. However, the state allows you to order low-THC marijuana online if you are a CURT-registered patient with a current medical cannabis prescription.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in the City of Lubbock.
No. You cannot visit a recreational marijuana dispensary as there are no adult-use weed dispensaries in the City of Lubbock. Medical cannabis dispensaries are also not accessible to tourists in the city.
As a result of Texas’ prohibition of marijuana, recreational marijuana dispensaries do not exist in Lubbock. However, a registered medical marijuana patient must have an acceptable ID and a medical cannabis prescription to buy low-THC cannabis products in the city.
Lubbock has no dispensaries to buy weed for recreational use. However, you may find temporary pickup sites for any of the three licensed medical cannabis dispensing organizations in Texas (Fluent, Compassionate Cultivation, and Goodblend) set up periodically for accessing low-THC marijuana products.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in Lubbock. However, medical marijuana dispensing facilities will scan your ID and prescription to verify your identity and enrollment in the CURT.
There are no dispensaries in the City of Lubbock. However, you can find temporary facilities dispensing medical marijuana to CURT-registered patients.
Medical cannabis dispensing locations do not typically take credit cards. Usually, cash is the preferred mode of payment.
You cannot visit a Lubbock cannabis dispensary. However, you may order low-THC marijuana from multiple licensed dispensing organizations if you have a medical cannabis prescription and your purchases are within the prescribed limits identified on your prescription.
No. Health insurance does not cover medical cannabis purchases in the City of Lubbock.
Medical marijuana dispensing organizations selling low-THC cannabis track the amount of low-THC cannabis products bought by customers through the Texas Compassionate Use Registry.
Lubbock has no approved adult-use weed dispensary. However, you may purchase low-THC marijuana products if you are 18 or older.
The cannabis regulatory agency in Lubbock and the rest of Texas is the Texas Department of Public Safety. You may find the contact information of the department on its website.
You may report illegal cannabis activities in Lubbock to the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Lubbock Police Department by calling the PD at (806) 741-1000.