No. The City of Laredo does not permit the operation of marijuana dispensaries selling adult-use cannabis because recreational marijuana is illegal in the city and Texas.
No. There are no medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Laredo.
Recreational cannabis sales are illegal in Laredo. However, Laredo residents who are registered medical cannabis patients may purchase low-THC cannabis from any of the three licensed dispensing organizations approved to dispense low-THC cannabis to qualifying patients.
There are no adult-use cannabis dispensaries in Laredo. There are also no permanent medical marijuana dispensing locations. However, sometimes, temporary pickup locations are set up for qualified patients using low-THC cannabis in the city. When visiting such locations to pick up your order, you should have your photo ID and medical marijuana prescription ready.
No dispensary laws are contained in the Laredo Code of Ordinances, as recreational cannabis dispensaries are prohibited in the city.
Cannabis use is illegal for recreational purposes in Laredo. Possession of up to two ounces of weed is categorized as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail, up to $2,000 in fines, or both. Section 481.121 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC) makes the possession of marijuana a crime with varying severity of penalties depending on the marijuana amounts found in the possession of the offender. Per Section 481.122 of the Texas HSC, the knowing delivery of marijuana to an individual under 18 is a felony in the second degree. Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code lists potential penalties for criminal offenses of varying severity.
Medical cannabis use is legal in Laredo pursuant to the stringent conditions under the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA). The Texas legislature approved medical cannabis for the first time in 2015 under the CUA, which authorized the prescription of low doses of THC to treat intractable epilepsy. This law has expanded in recent years to provide coverage for more qualifying ailments.
Laredo residents can now treat epilepsy, seizure disorder, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), other forms of muscle spasticity, autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, degenerative neuropathy, and other neurodegenerative disorders with low doses of THC.
For medical marijuana to be considered "low," it must contain no more than 1% THC by weight. Cannabis in Texas is produced specifically from Cannabis sativa L., a low-THC variety that has been selectively cultivated. A Texas CURT registration permits the enrollee to purchase low-THC cannabis products in swallowable forms, such as gummies, tinctures, and lozenges.
Laredo residents who want to use medical marijuana legally must sign up with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The CURT enables approved healthcare practitioners to register and recommend to eligible patients medical marijuana products containing no more than the specified THC limits. While low-dose THC consumption is permitted, smoking THC products is illegal.
The Texas government issues no medical marijuana cards to residents for medical marijuana use. However, low-THC cannabis permitted under the state cannabis law is not open to everyone but only to individuals registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas. Persons enrolled in the CURT must also have valid prescriptions from their attending physicians before they may purchase low-dose THC products.
To be enrolled in the CURT, you must:
Be a permanent resident of the City of Laredo or another Texas location
Get certification from a healthcare practitioner licensed under the Texas Compassionate Use Program stating that you have an approved condition, such as:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Even though there is no minimum age requirement for enrollment in the CURT or obtaining medical marijuana prescriptions, residents of Laredo who are under 18 may still require the assistance of their parents or legal guardians to get a prescription or enroll in the CURT.
Low-THC products, as permitted under the Texas Compassionate Use Program (CUP), may be consumed at home or in private residences.
With marijuana prohibited for adult use in the City of Laredo, there are no approved dispensaries to purchase cannabis in the city. However, you may buy low-THC cannabis online and pick it up when it arrives at a dispensing location in the city.
10 mg gummies cost about $100, a 1:1 balanced lozenge (150 mg CBD/150 mg THC) costs about $70, while a 20:1 High-CBD Oral Spray (10mg CBD per spray) costs about $160.
Cannabis sales are illegal in the City of Laredo. Unlike other states where cannabis strains with high THC contents like OG Kush, Wedding Cake, and GSC are popular, only low-THC products are sold in Laredo.
No, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in public in Laredo.
As marijuana is illegal in Texas, cannabis possession is also unlawful in Laredo. While CURT-registered medical marijuana patients may possess low-THC cannabis, their physicians determine their possession limits. Low-THC possession limits are stated on patients’ prescriptions.
No. Shipping cannabis in Laredo is not allowed. Regardless of the substance's legality in the other jurisdiction, cannabis transportation over state borders is a federal violation that carries severe penalties.
You cannot order cannabis online in Laredo. However, you may order medical cannabis (low-THC) online if you are a registered patient.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in the City of Laredo.
Since Laredo prohibits the operation of recreational cannabis dispensaries, tourists cannot use adult-use dispensaries in the city. Medical marijuana dispensaries are also not accessible to tourists in the city.
Due to the cannabis status in Laredo as a banned substance, buying marijuana for recreational use is illegal there. However, if you are a registered medical cannabis patient, you may pick up your low-THC cannabis order at a dispensing location in the city upon providing your valid government-issued ID and doctor's prescription.
In Laredo, there are no recreational weed dispensaries. However, residents often use temporary dispensing facilities by any of Texas's three approved cannabis organizations (Goodblend, Fluent, and Compassionate Cultivation) to purchase low-THC cannabis products.
There are no cannabis dispensaries for obtaining marijuana for recreational purposes in Laredo. Medical marijuana dispensing facilities will scan your ID and medical marijuana prescription to verify your identity and registration in the CURT.
There are no dispensaries in the City of Laredo. However, you can find facilities dispensing medical marijuana (low-THC products) to registered patients.
Businesses dispensing low-THC cannabis to patients do not usually accept credit cards. Cash is often the preferred option.
You cannot visit an adult-use marijuana dispensary in the City of Laredo, as no such cannabis business is permitted in the city. However, you can find cannabis business locations dispensing low-THC marijuana to patients with valid medical cannabis prescriptions.
In the City of Laredo, there are no licensed marijuana dispensaries. Although low-THC cannabis is accessible to residents registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas, health insurance does not cover medical cannabis purchases.
While no recreational cannabis dispensaries exist in Laredo, medicinal marijuana dispensing locations track low-THC cannabis purchases using the Texas Compassionate Use Registry. Therefore, your purchases are known to dispensing facilities operating in the city.
Laredo has no approved recreational cannabis dispensary. However, you may visit a low-THC marijuana dispensing location to pick up your order if you are 18 or older.
The cannabis regulatory agency in Laredo 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 Laredo to the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Laredo Police Department by calling the PD at (956) 795-2800.