No. According to Chapter 8.52.040 of the Temecula Municipal Code, marijuana dispensaries are prohibited in the city. Commercial marijuana businesses, including marijuana dispensaries, may not be established in any zoning district or specific plan areas in Temecula.
No. Chapter 8.52 of the Temecula Municipal Code bans the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
No. You cannot purchase marijuana online legally in Temecula, as the city prohibits marijuana dispensaries or deliveries.
There is currently no authorized cannabis dispensary in the city. So, you cannot yet legally visit a dispensary in Temecula.
Cannabis dispensaries are illegal in Temecula; hence, there are currently no guidelines or regulations for the operations of cannabis dispensaries in the city.
The Temecula recreational marijuana laws are obtained from the California Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). These include:
Possession of 28.5 grams of marijuana cannabis flower or 8 grams of cannabis concentrate is legal for residents aged 21 or older
Commercial cannabis establishments are prohibited in the city
An adult older than 21 may cultivate, harvest, dry, and process up to six cannabis plants in a single private residence for personal use
Outdoor cannabis cultivation is not permitted in Temecula
Adult Temecula residents may give away up to 28.5 grams of cannabis flower or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates if no form of compensation is involved
It is illegal to move marijuana across state lines
Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited and may result in a DUI arrest
Consuming cannabis in public is not allowed
Cannabis use on federal lands and buildings is not allowed
Cannabis may not be consumed in any form within 1,000 feet of a school or childcare facility
Temecula, pursuant to the provisions of the California cannabis law, has established more stringent medical cannabis laws than the MAUCRSA. Still, many permissions or provisions under the MAUCRSA apply in the City of Temecula.
Although Temecula prohibits the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries inside its limits, indoor marijuana cultivation for personal use remains lawful in the city. Since the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996, medical cannabis use has been allowed in Temecula. After Proposition 64 legalized marijuana for adult use, the legislature passed the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which established a single regulatory framework for both medicinal and adult-use marijuana.
Temecula patients with medical cannabis recommendations from approved physicians are permitted to cultivate or possess more marijuana than recreational users under the MAUCRSA. Patients and their caregivers can possess up to six mature cannabis plants, twelve immature cannabis plants, and eight ounces of cannabis flower. Although participation in the California Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program is voluntary, a State of California-issued medicinal marijuana ID card exempts registered medical cannabis patients from paying sales tax on marijuana purchases.
In order to be eligible for a medical marijuana (MMJ) card in Temecula, you must be aged 18, live in the City of Temecula, and be certified to have one or more approved medical conditions. These health conditions include anorexia, migraine, cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, cachexia, and seizures.
Per California law, applications for medical marijuana cards may only be completed at the county health department office. Hence, to obtain an MMJ card in the City of Temecula, you must apply to the Riverside County Department of Public Health (RCDPH). MMJ card applications to the RCDPH may be submitted by mail or at scheduled appointments with the public health department. To schedule an appointment, contact the office by calling (951) 358-7932 or (888) 358-7932.
At your application appointment, the following will be required:
Completed CDPH 9042 form
Completed CDPH 9044 form or original written recommendation from your physician on official letterhead or prescription pad
Valid government-issued photo ID
Proof of residence in Temecula
An $87 application fee or a $43.50 application fee if you are a Medi-Cal beneficiary. You may pay the application fee with a money order cashier’s check made out to the “County of Riverside.” Note that the original Medi-Cal card will be required if applying as a Medi-Cal beneficiary
Submit your completed application at:
4065 County Circle Drive
2nd Floor, Room 207
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (888) 358-7932
Upon submission, your physician's recommendation and the completeness of your application will be verified. It may take up to 35 days to get your MMIC after application submission. To ensure delivery, you will be notified when your ID card is ready for pickup. For more information on obtaining medical marijuana cards, contact the Riverside County Department of Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Temecula, cannabis use is legal only in residents' private residences. Consumption of cannabis is prohibited in all public locations. Parks, walkways, highways, and streets are all off-limits for cannabis use. If you live in a rented housing unit, you need your landlord or property manager's approval to consume cannabis on such a property. Smoking marijuana while driving or traveling as a passenger in a vehicle is illegal.
There are no legal ways to buy medical or adult-use cannabis in Temecula, as the operations of cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
Temecula does not permit cannabis sales within its borders.
The sale of cannabis products is prohibited in Temecula.
No. Smoking cannabis, whether medical or recreational, in public in Temecula is illegal.
Temecula adults over 21 can possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of dried cannabis. They may also cultivate up to six marijuana plants indoors. An adult between 18 and 20 may possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana and 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis plants with a physician's recommendation and a medical marijuana card. If you possess above the legal limit, you may be punished with up to 6 months imprisonment, a $500 fine, or both.
No. Transporting marijuana over state lines involves interstate commerce and is hence illegal. Despite California’s legalization of marijuana, the drug remains a Schedule I controlled drug according to the United States Controlled Substances Act. Federal law does not consider marijuana to have a recognized medical use and deems it to have high abuse potential. Therefore, transporting marijuana over state lines into Temecula, even if it is lawful in the other jurisdiction, may result in a federal narcotics trafficking charge.
No. You cannot order marijuana online, as weed dispensaries are illegal in Temecula.
No. There are currently no approved cannabis dispensaries in Temecula.
Tourists cannot use weed dispensaries in Temecula as the city bans the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
Currently, it is illegal to purchase weed within Temecula, as weed dispensaries are illegal in the city.
Temecula prohibits the operations of cannabis dispensaries within its jurisdiction.
The City of Temecula has not approved any dispensary to operate in the city.
There are no dispensaries authorized to dispense marijuana in the City of Temecula.
Dispensaries are not yet allowed to operate within the borders of Temecula.
You cannot yet visit a dispensary in Temecula, as cannabis dispensaries are banned in the city.
There are no authorized cannabis dispensaries in the City of Temecula.
With no authorized marijuana dispensaries in the City of Temecula, you cannot yet legally purchase marijuana in the city.
Temecula has no approved cannabis dispensary per the city code.
The City of Temecula does not yet have a cannabis regulating agency, as cannabis businesses are illegal in the city. However, for more information about permitted and illegal cannabis activities in the city, contact the Temecula Manager or the California Department of Cannabis Control. You may find the contact information of the Temecula Manager on the Temecula Government website.
You may report illegal cannabis activities in Temecula by contacting the Temecula Code Enforcement Department, the Temecula police department, or file a complaint to the California DCC (Department of Cannabis Control).