Marijuana Is Still Against The Law
State laws around marijuana use in Texas continue to evolve, but the drug is still far from legal. Currently the state allows very limited medical use of marijuana oils for people with epilepsy. Use, possession and sale of marijuana and non-marijuana THC products in all other situations can result in fines and jail or even prison time, given the severity of the case.
Some view marijuana as a harmless drug, but the state of Texas doesn't agree. If you've been charged with a marijuana-related crime, you need a lawyer. In Travis County, the highly experienced attorneys at Granger and Mueller PC can help.
What About THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is an active ingredient in marijuana that can be ingested independently of the plant in the form of hash oils and edibles. Because THC products are more concentrated forms of the marijuana plant, criminal offenses related to THC are mostly treated as felonies, whereas those related to the leafy plant are generally treated as misdemeanors.
The Penalties Are Harsh
Even if you are charged with possession of marijuana for as little as 2 ounces of the drug, you could still face a fine of up to $2,000 or spend up to 180 days in jail. Selling the drug carries harsher penalties, as does selling to a minor or selling large amounts of the drug.
Even if you're a student from a state where marijuana is legal, when you're in Texas, the laws of this state also apply to you.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a marijuana-related crime, you need a respected defense attorney on your side to help shield you from the potentially long-lasting consequences of having a drug conviction on your record.
Talk To Us About Your Options
Whether this is your first drug charge or you've been here before, our criminal defense law firm knows how to protect your rights to arrive at the best possible outcome. To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced drug crime defense attorneys, call our Austin law firm at 512-474-9999 or send us an email.