Yes, there are marijuana dispensaries in Lake Elsinore. Pursuant to Chapter 17.156.050 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code, a cannabis business may establish a dispensary when a cannabis cultivation facility or cannabis manufacturing facility has obtained a valid City of Lake Elsinore-issue cannabis business permit. Cannabis dispensaries are permitted in the M-1 and M-2 zoning districts of the city.
Yes. In line with Chapter 17-156 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code, medical marijuana dispensaries are permitted to operate in the city. In accordance with this provision, there are medical marijuana stores established in the City of Lake Elsinore.
Per Chapter 17.156.050 (L) of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code, cannabis dispensaries approved to operate in the city may not offer delivery service as cannabis delivery is prohibited. Therefore, while you may order cannabis from Lake Elsinore dispensaries, you must visit the store to pick up your order.
Whether you are a first-time or regular visitor to a Lake Elsinore dispensary, you can find quality selections of cannabis products for medical and recreational use. While visitors are allowed to use recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city, medical cannabis stores in the city are only accessible to California residents.
Before you may enter a Lake Elsinore pot store, a security employee of the dispensary will ask for your valid ID. Recreational cannabis buyers are expected to have valid government IDs with their names and ages. Per state law, no recreational cannabis buyer at a Lake Elsinore dispensary may be under 21. For persons intending to buy medical cannabis, California-issued medical marijuana cards or active medical cannabis recommendations issued by California-licensed healthcare providers are required.
Lake Elsinore dispensaries offer good shopping experiences for visitors. They have employees trained to guide visitors in their shopping processes to help them select the right marijuana products. Note that cash or debit cards are the preferred payment forms at Lake Elsinore dispensaries.
Lake Elsinore dispensaries operate by the following regulations:
No dispensary may be located in the City of Lake Elsinore without obtaining a California cannabis business license from the Department of Cannabis Control and a City of Lake Elsinore permit
Dispensaries must prohibit the smoking, ingestion, or consumption of cannabis in any form on or within 20 feet of their premises
Cannabis sales must be tracked to ensure buyers do not exceed purchase limits
No cannabis dispensary may permit the sale, distribution, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the dispensary property. No alcoholic beverages may be allowed or stored on the dispensary property
The maximum hours of operation for a cannabis dispensary may only be from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily unless more restrictive hours have been imposed as a condition of the cannabis business permit or conditional use permit.
No dispensary may employ persons under the age of 21
Cannabis dispensaries must verify that only persons aged 21 or older or individuals with valid medical marijuana recommendations are allowed to buy cannabis at their premises
Pursuant to Proposition 64, in the City of Lake Elsinore:
Up to 8 grams of concentrated marijuana and 28.5 grams of non-concentrated cannabis may be in possession of an adult aged 21 or older in Lake Elsinore
Adults in Lake Elsinore can grow up to six living cannabis plants regardless of maturity level. Irrespective of the number of adults aged 21 or older in a household, the cannabis cultivation limit remains at six plants
Cannabis use in public or on federal buildings or property is unlawful
Driving while under the influence of recreational cannabis is illegal
Adults of legal age can transfer up to 28.5 grams of non-concentrated cannabis or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis to other adults of legal age as long no form of compensation is involved
The California MAUCRSA (Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act) makes medical cannabis legal for ailing residents in Lake Elsinore. However, not all ailing residents qualify to use or possess medical cannabis in the city. In accordance with the MAUCRSA:
Only residents with approved qualifying conditions are allowed to use medical cannabis
Qualifying patients must have active medical marijuana recommendations or medical marijuana cards issued under the California medical marijuana program to possess or use medical marijuana legally
A patient may cultivate up to 12 non-flowering or six mature cannabis plants
A patient can possess up to 226.8 grams of cannabis concentrate
Medical cannabis may not be transferred or shared with other patients
The Riverside County Department of Public Health issues medical marijuana cards to Lake Elsinore patients who qualify to use medical marijuana. To qualify for a medical marijuana ID card in Lake Elsinore, you must live in the city and have written certification for medical marijuana use from a California-licensed physician. After obtaining a certification, you can submit an application to the Riverside County Department of Public Health (RCDPH) by mail or at a scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment with the RCDPH, call (888) 358-7932 or (951) 358-7932.
At your appointment or in your submission envelope, the following are required:
A completed medical marijuana card application form
A valid government-issued photo ID
Proof of residence in Lake Elsinore
Written documentation or CDPH 9044 form completed by your attending physician in the last 12 months
An application fee of $87. If you are a beneficiary of the Medi-Cal program, you are eligible to pay $43.50. You may pay the application fee with a money order or cashier's check payable to the "County of Riverside." Your current Medi-Cal card is required if you are paying a discounted application fee
To submit your application by mail, send the completed application to:
4065 County Circle Drive
2nd Floor, Room 207
Riverside, CA 92503
An RCDPH staff will contact you to pick up your card when it becomes available. The process (application review and card issuance) may take up to 5 weeks to complete.
If you own an apartment in Lake Elsinore, you can consume cannabis there. If you rent your apartment, you must obtain approval from your landlord before using cannabis there.
At a Lake Elsinore cannabis dispensary, you need a valid government-issued ID or a medical cannabis recommendation to purchase cannabis. A valid government-issued ID must prove that you are of legal age (21 or older) to purchase cannabis. If you are between 18 and 20, your medical cannabis recommendation or medical cannabis card issued in California is required. It is also recommended that you bring a debit card or cash to complete your transactions.
A gram of cannabis flower in Lake Elsinore costs between $14 and $18.
Some popular cannabis strains in Lake Elsinore are:
No. Cannabis smoking is illegal in public areas in Lake Elsinore.
You can possess 8 grams of concentrated marijuana or 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes in Lake Elsinore. If you are a medical marijuana patient in the city, you can possess up to 226.8 grams of cannabis.
You can move cannabis from Lake Elsinore to another California address or vice-versa, provided the substance is transported securely in the trunk of your vehicle. However, you cannot ship cannabis across state borders.
Per Chapter 17.156.050 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code, cannabis delivery is prohibited in the city. Hence, while you may order cannabis online, you must visit the dispensary to pick up your order.
No. According to Chapter 17.156.050 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code, cannabis retailers may only operate in the city between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily.
If you are a tourist in Lake Elsinore, you can use recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city if you are 21 or older and can provide a valid government-issued ID to prove your age. However, you cannot use a medical cannabis dispensary in the city.
You need a government-issued ID to purchase adult-use cannabis. To purchase medical cannabis, you need a medical marijuana card or a medical cannabis recommendation.
Medcare Farms and Lemonade are top-rated cannabis dispensaries in Lake Elsinore.
Yes, Lake Elsinore dispensaries scan the ID cards presented by their customers before allowing them to enter their facilities.
While there are no official sources on the number of dispensaries in Lake Elsinore, a quick search online reveals that there are at least seven marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Lake Elsinore cannabis dispensaries accept debit cards and cash, not credit cards.
You can visit multiple Lake Elsinore dispensaries in one day.
No, cannabis stores in Lake Elsinore do not take health insurance.
Yes. Lake Elsinore marijuana dispensaries ensure that buyers do not purchase more cannabis than is stipulated under the MAUCRSA. To do this, dispensaries track weed purchases.
Lake Elsinore residents or tourists must be 21 or older to enter recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city. However, Lake Elsinore residents or other California residents aged 18 or older can enter medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
The DCC (Department of Cannabis Control) regulates cannabis operations statewide in California. To reach the DCC, check the contact page of the DCC's website.
To report illegal marijuana operations in Lake Elsinore, you may file a complaint to the Lake Elsinore Station of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD). Alternatively, you may file a complaint with the California Department of Cannabis Control. To contact the Lake Elsinore Station of the RCSD, call (951) 245-3300.