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Texas Marijuana Crimes

Representation You Can Trust from a Fort Bend Marijuana Lawyer

Marijuana laws in Texas are very complex and do not allow a lot of room for exceptions for possessing cannabis. Marijuana is not even recognized or permitted for medical use in Texas. Even small amounts of marijuana in your possession can lead to misdemeanor charges and could have you facing serious penalties.

Have you been arrested and charged with a marijuana crime? If so, then you need to act quickly to retain the legal counsel of a dedicated and highly experienced drug crime attorney in Fort Bend County. At Rosen & Kovach, PLLC, we stand ready to provide each of my clients with the representation they need to help them fight their charges and obtain a favorable outcome for their criminal cases.

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Texas Marijuana Law

In Texas, marijuana – also known as cannabis or "weed" – is illegal. Even possession or use of small amounts of marijuana are considered criminal. Possession, manufacturing, or being found under the influence of marijuana can have you facing federal charges.

Some states do recognize recreational and/or medicinal use of marijuana, but Texas only allows for medicinal use under specific circumstances. In May 2019, the Texas Senate passed a bill that legalized the use of CBD oil and inhaler forms of cannabis for medicinal use to treat a select list of medical conditions.

The medicinal cannabis must be prescribed by a doctor, and can be given to patients to treat terminal cancer, autism, incurable neurodegenerative diseases, post-traumatic stress disorder, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions.

Penalties for Marijuana Crimes in Texas

Without a valid medical allowance for possession or use of cannabis, a marijuana crime can carry serious penalties.

Possession of Marijuana / Drug Paraphernalia

  • If you are found with 2 or less ounces of marijuana, you will be charged with a misdemeanor and may spend up to 180 days in jail and pay up to $2,000 in fines.
  • Each ounce that you are found in possession of above an original charge for 2 ounces can increase your incarceration time and the amount of fines that you may have to pay. For example, large operations or trafficking rings that possess more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana may leave the alleged traffickers facing felony charges that carry up to 99 years in prison.
  • Even being caught with drug paraphernalia, such as smoking devices, can be charged as a misdemeanor and result in fines and possible jail time

Selling Marijuana

The sale of marijuana is also strictly prohibited in Texas as well. Selling 7 grams or more of marijuana can result in you being charged with a felony crime, and you may have to spend up to 2 years in prison and pay fines of up to $10,000.

Felony Marjuana Crimes

Hash and marijuana concentrates, regardless if you are selling or possessing them, are all considered felony crimes and, if convicted, you will have to pay a minimum of $10,000.

Drug Crime Attorney in Fort Bend & Harris County

Marijuana laws have caught the attention of the media lately, and it is estimated that more than 100 million Americans have used this drug at some point in their lives. Although these numbers are high, marijuana is still illegal in the United States, and possession, sale or manufacturing of this drug can result in very serious penalties. If you have been arrested, then you need to contact an attorney right away.

Our firm has the experience and ability to aggressively represent you after an arrest. There are many defenses that can be used in your favor, and you and your Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney may be able to present a defense that results in getting the charges greatly reduced or dismissed.

Contact an attorney today and schedule a free case evaluation if you have been arrested.


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