Summary: A person commits Possession of Marijuana if they knowingly or intentionally possess a usable quantity of marijuana.See full TX Health & Safety Code § 481.121
As states across our great nation legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, Texas stands firm in its strict stance against it. Under Texas law, it is a Class B misdemeanor to possess the smallest amount of marijuana that is still "usable." That means that being caught with one small joint could potentially lead to 180 days in jail, a $2,000 fine, and a driver's license suspension. Greater amounts can lead to much greater penalties:
As you can see, possession and distribution of marijuana are still very much against the law in Texas. Not only are the penalties imposing, a conviction for Possession of Marijuana can also limit a person's future educational and career opportunities; federal school loans and positions with security clearance can become impossible obtain afterward. If you or someone you know has been charged with an offense involving marijuana, contact us at the Law Office of James & Reynolds. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled countless marijuana cases, and are eager to discuss what we can do to help.
At James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask in Bryan, Texas, we provide criminal defense for clients throughout the Brazos Valley, including the cities of College Station, Austin, Houston, Conroe, Huntsville, and Brenham, and Brazos County, Grimes County, Robertson County, Madison County, Burleson County, Washington County, Walker County, Milam County, Leon County, and Lee County.