While many states throughout the country have enacted laws regarding medical and recreational use of marijuana, Texas still considers it an illegal substance.
Even possessing a tiny amount of marijuana in Texas can result in incarceration, fines, and even treatment for marijuana addiction. The severity of the penalty will depend on the amount of use and the intended purpose of having it on your person. While possession of smaller amounts is typically intended for personal use, larger amounts are typically associated with the intent to sell, resulting in higher penalties.
For example, simple possession of any amount of marijuana under two ounces is considered a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 180 days (six months) and fines of up to $2,000. Delivery of any amount of marijuana under ¼ ounce is also a Class B misdemeanor.
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