No. There are no recreational cannabis dispensaries in Amarillo. The State of Texas considers marijuana a controlled substance under its Controlled Substances Act and prohibits the possession and sale of recreational cannabis in all jurisdictions.
There are no permanent medical marijuana dispensaries in Amarillo. To access medical cannabis legally in the city, you must purchase it online from any of the three approved dispensaries and visit the pickup location to obtain your order.
You cannot order adult-use cannabis online in Amarillo. However, you may order medical cannabis online and pick up your order at a temporary dispensing facility in the city.
There are no legal recreational cannabis dispensaries in the City of Amarillo. However, you may fill your medical marijuana prescriptions by ordering cannabis online and picking up the orders at temporary pickup sites in the city. You will be asked to present your government-issued identity card and prescription at the dispensing site before you may pick up your order.
Amarillo has no dispensary legislation since adult-use cannabis dispensaries are prohibited in the city. However, medical cannabis dispensaries are required to ensure medical cannabis sales are only made to persons with verified registrations in the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT). No buyer may buy more than the permitted possession limits in Texas.
While cannabis has been legalized in many jurisdictions, that is not the case in Texas and all its jurisdictions. In Amarillo, possession of any amount of cannabis may result in lifelong legal ramifications. Depending on the amount of marijuana found in your possession, you may be charged with a felony. Possession of less than four ounces of marijuana will often result in a misdemeanor prosecution. Possession of more than four ounces will result in a felony charge and a minimum of 180 days in prison. Depending on the amount of cannabis in question, you risk a lengthy jail sentence. The penalties for felony possession in Texas include fines of up to $10,000.
In Amarillo, possessing cannabis wax, oil, or other cannabis concentrates can result in severe penalties. Persons caught possessing less than one gram of cannabis concentrate will be prosecuted with a state prison felony. Possession of up to four grams is a second-degree crime while possessing between four and four hundred grams is a third-degree felony.
Regardless of the legalization of cannabis in other states, transporting the substance or its products into Amarillo may result in serious criminal charges. The penalties for such an act include lengthy jail terms and thousands of dollars in fines.
The medical marijuana laws in Amarillo are adopted from the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA). Amarillo residents suffering from specific medical conditions are permitted to access low-THC cannabis under the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) established pursuant to CUA. Low-THC cannabis is typically derived from specifically bred Cannabis Sativa L. and contains no more than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol by weight.
Although the CUP was only open to patients who had intractable epilepsy at its inception, the program has been expanded to include persons suffering from a broader range of conditions. Approved conditions now include autism, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), terminal cancer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Residents of Amarillo suffering from any of the health conditions listed in Section 169.003 of the Texas Occupations Code can now participate in this program. While it is illegal to smoke products with low-THC contents in Amarillo, medical cannabis patients can purchase and consume low-THC cannabis in the form of edibles, tinctures, and topicals.
However, before you may register in the CUP or purchase low-THC cannabis from any of the approved dispensing organizations in the city, you must obtain a certification from a Texas-licensed doctor stating that you suffer from at least one of the qualifying conditions under the CUP. After obtaining the medical cannabis certification, the issuing healthcare professional will enroll you into the Texas Compassionate Use Registry (CURT). Note that it is prohibited to consume low-THC cannabis products at the premises where they are dispensed, in public, or on lands and properties owned by the federal government.
The Department of Public Safety administers the state's Compassionate Use Program and does not issue medical cannabis cards to persons enrolled in the program. Although you require a medical marijuana card to buy medical cannabis in many other states in the United States where medical cannabis is legal, it is not the case in Amarillo or other Texas jurisdictions. Patients are only required to register in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) and obtain medical cannabis prescriptions from their physicians to purchase and consume low-THC cannabis products.
To be enrolled in the CURT in Amarillo, you must meet the following requirements:
Be a permanent resident of the City of Amarillo or another Texas jurisdiction
Obtain a low-THC cannabis use certification from a healthcare professional certified under the CUP. The certification must confirm that you have any of the following:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Your certifying doctor must submit your medical cannabis prescription in order for your CURT registration to be finalized. If you have completed your CURT registration and have been issued a prescription for low-THC cannabis, you may now order low-THC cannabis online from an approved low-THC cannabis dispensing organization. Although there are no age restrictions to enrollment in the CURT or obtaining a medical marijuana prescription, you may still require the help of your parent or a legal guardian to get either done if you are under the age of 18.
It is illegal to consume cannabis in Amarillo except for approved medical purposes. Medical cannabis use, while legal, is not allowed in public. Consumption of low-THC cannabis may occur in private residences.
You cannot purchase recreational cannabis legally in Amarillo. However, you may buy low-THC cannabis products online and pick them up at a temporary dispensing facility in the city.
A 1:1 balanced lozenge costs about $70; a 1:1 balanced tincture costs $95; a 3:1 balanced tincture costs about $90, while a 20:1 high-CBD tincture costs about 210.
Only cannabis products containing low concentrations of THC are sold legally in the City of Amarillo. Hence, weed strains such as OG Kush, Gelato, and Granddaddy Purple, which are common among cannabis enthusiasts in other states, are not sold in Amarillo. Low-THC cannabis is usually obtained from hemp plants.
No, it is unlawful to smoke cannabis in public in Amarillo.
Cannabis possession is prohibited in Amarillo due to Texas' state-level regulations on the substance. However, Amarillo residents with valid prescriptions for medicinal marijuana are allowed to buy low-THC cannabis products. Their attending physicians will define their possession limits on their prescriptions.
No. It is prohibited to transport cannabis over state boundaries into or out of Amarillo. This is considered illegal because transporting cannabis across state lines falls under the purview of federal law, which deems cannabis a banned substance under the United States Controlled Substances Act. Persons caught shipping cannabis across state lines are subject to hefty penalties and lengthy imprisonment terms. Patients approved to use cannabis for medicinal purposes are advised to carry their prescription information when traveling between different jurisdictions in Texas. Note that it is against the law to transport or ship cannabis over state borders, even if you have a prescription for medicinal marijuana.
You cannot order adult-use weed online in Amarillo. However, if you are a registered patient in Amarillo, you can order low-THC cannabis online.
No. Only dispensing organizations selling low-THC cannabis are permitted to operate in the city. Such locations do not open for 24 hours and only operate temporarily in the city.
Since recreational cannabis dispensaries are illegal in Amarillo, the city does not have any facilities where tourists can buy cannabis for recreational purposes. Access to medical marijuana dispensing sites is restricted to permanent residents of Amarillo or the State of Texas.
As cannabis use for recreational purposes is banned in Texas, neither locals nor tourists of Amarillo have access to adult-use cannabis legally. However, if you show a valid ID, a prescription from your doctor, and proof that you are enrolled in the CURT, you can pick up your low-THC cannabis order at a dispensing site.
There are presently no permanent dispensaries in Amarillo. However, the three dispensing organizations licensed in the state sometimes offer temporary dispensing sites for residents who have ordered low-THC cannabis from their online menus. To find the addresses of any of the three licensed dispensing organizations, search online using the term "cannabis dispensaries near me."
When you go to a medical marijuana dispensing site in Amarillo, an employee of the dispensing organization will scan your identification to verify your identity and enrolment in the CURT.
No dispensaries sell recreational marijuana in the City of Amarillo. Texas permits Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, Goodblend, and Fluent to sell low-THC cannabis products to approved medical cannabis patients in Amarillo. None of these three organizations currently has a permanent dispensing site in the city.
Medical cannabis (low-THC cannabis) Dispensing locations which sometimes pop up in Amarillo, do not take credit cards. When you order low-THC cannabis online, you will be required to pay by cash at pickup.
You can order low-THC cannabis online from more than one of the approved dispensary organizations in Texas. Legal buyers of low-THC cannabis are not restricted to only one dispensary per day. Still, buyers will not be able to exceed the limits stated in their prescriptions as purchases are tracked across selling locations in Texas.
No cannabis establishments are allowed to sell weed for recreational uses in Amarillo. Patients registered in the CURT in Amarillo can buy low-THC cannabis, but their health insurance policies do not cover the cost. Federal legislation regulates the activities of health insurance companies, which defines cannabis as a controlled substance. This categorization prohibits health insurance companies from covering cannabis purchases. However, Texas Original, one of the approved dispensing organizations in Texas, allows customers to purchase cannabis with low-THC content using funds from their HSA or FSA accounts. Buyers who purchase low-THC cannabis and provide their associated PINs and cards may obtain reimbursement receipts.
Medical marijuana dispensing organizations selling weed online to Amarillo residents use the CURT to track customers' purchases.
Amarillo has no approved recreational cannabis dispensary. However, if you are 18 or older and are enrolled in the CURT, you may visit a medical marijuana prescription pickup site in the city.
Cannabis activities in the City of Amarillo and the rest of Texas are administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The Texas Department of Public Safety is located at:
Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752-4431
The mailing address of the DPS is:
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
You may report illegal cannabis operations in the City of Amarillo to the Texas Department of Safety or the Amarillo Police Department. You may contact the Amarillo Police Department by reaching the narcotics unit of the PD by email at email@example.com. You can also call the Narcotics Investigation or SWAT arm of the narcotics unit at (806) 378-3076 or (806) 378-4267, respectively.
To contact the Texas Department of Safety, you may call its Criminal Investigations Division at (844) 643-2251 or report using the iwatchtx.org web app, the iWatchtx iOS app, or the iWatchtx Android app.