Texas considers possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes illegal and remains steady and firm against its legalization. Texas does allow the use of “low THC, high CBD” products for medical situations after approval only. Ten states and Washington, DC have legalized the use of cannabis. Thirty-three states allow for its use as a recreational drug and for medical purposes. Several states are in process of legalizing marijuana in 2019 and 2020.
Any attempt to illegally obtain marijuana, knowingly possess it, use, sell, transfer, grow plants, carry and distribute, sell seeds, leaves, buds, hash, CBD oil, marijuana flavored consumables, resin, renting land for cultivation of cannabis, can be considered breaking the law in Texas.
Texas prosecutes people only if they have or carry a sizeable amount of marijuana, meaning that the amount should be large enough to “get high off of” or distribute through selling it. The judge gets to determine what is a sizeable amount. There is no hard and set rule about this, so, if you are charged with marijuana possession, it can become a tricky situation.
Texas recognizes several marijuana crimes including, but not limited to, the following:
- Cultivation of Marijuana (growing any amount of marijuana plants)
- Felony Marijuana Possession (4 oz or more)
- Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession (4 oz or less)
- Possession of Paraphernalia (equipment for marijuana use)
- Sale or Distribution of Marijuana
- Trafficking Marijuana
- DWI (Driving while under the influence of marijuana)
- Falsifying drug test by payment or bribes.
If you are charged with a marijuana crime and facing arrest, it can have a serious impact on your life. If you or someone you know has been charged with a marijuana related crime, it is important to seek advice from a knowledgeable attorney. Call 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) now for your free consultation.