While other states have decriminalized marijuana, Texas has not. Texas still provides harsh penalties for the use, possession, cultivation, and delivery of marijuana. If you or a loved one has been charged with the possession, possession with the intent to deliver, cultivation or delivery of marijuana, please contact our office immediately for a free & confidential consultation.
DEFINITION OF MARIJUANA IN TEXAS
Chapter 481 of the Texas Controlled Substance Act under Section 481.002 defines marijuana as the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not, the seeds of that plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of that plant or its seeds. The legal definition of marijuana does not include:
COMMON MARIJUANA OFFENSES IN TEXAS:
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA:
Under Texas Law possession of marijuana is defined as a person knowingly or intentionally possesses a usable quantity of marijuana.
Under Texas law possession is defined as the actual care, custody control or management of the marijuana
The classification of penalties for the possession of marijuana are:
The classification of penalties for the delivery of marijuana are:
MARIJUANA CONCENTRATE OFFENSES:
The State of Texas treats marijuana concentrate far more serious than marijuana. Even though the possession of less than four ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor, only a miniscule amount of concentrace, extracts, wax, oils or hashish is charged as a felony in Texas. Texas classifies marijuana concentrates as tetrahydracannibinol (THC) is classified as a controlled substance penalty group 2.
The classification of penalties for marijuana concentrate include: