Texas is a very influential state for many reasons. It’s large. It borders Mexico, and traditionally it is quite conservative. This includes their drug policy. Frankly speaking, Texas is pretty hard on marijuana. Possession of even the smallest amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor, and there is no medical marijuana program.
If you are considering growing weed in Texas, I’d suggest the following things: keep your grow small, keep your grow discrete, and pay the taxes. Following these simple steps could reduce your chances of getting in a lot of trouble, and, may even keep you from getting in any trouble at all.
There is a saying that everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to growing weed in Texas, it does not apply. I say this because they do not have cultivation laws- only possession laws. This means that if arrested for growing marijuana, the charge will be based only on the amount of marijuana grown. While small amounts is a misdemeanor, anything greater than 4 ounces is considered a felony. Check the difference at this link here.
So instead of growing more than you need, prevent the possibility of a greater charge by growing no more than a couple plants. Focus on developing those plants into the strongest plants possible with our plant protector and THC Booster. Learn harvesting tips from our blog to get the most from your few plants. Remember, when growing weed in Texas, its quality not quantity that matters.
Growing in Texas
Marijuana cultivation is considered marijuana possession and Texas has strict laws on possession. If you want to stay out of jail, you need to make sure no one knows you possess marijuana. The best way to do that is by creating a discrete grow room for cultivating your plants. I offer detailed advice on how to do this in my free Marijuana Grow Bible. In it, I share some of my expert tips on growing discretely that I have learned throughout the years.
When following these tips, combined with high-quality seeds, you’ll be able to grow just the right amount of weed without anyone knowing.
Texas is one of the many central and southern states to require a marijuana tax stamp. This means anyone who possesses weed is supposed to have a stamp proving that he or she have paid the taxes on that weed. It’s a strange requirement, considering marijuana is illegal in the majority of the states with tax stamps. Even though purchasing marijuana is not allowed, the states, including Texas, would still like to profit off of the marijuana industry. Purchasing a tax stamp helps make sure the state makes their money.
The reason why tax stamps could possibly keep you out of trouble when growing marijuana in Texas is because not having one is a felony. If you are arrested for having a marijuana plant, and have not paid the tax, the amount due triples and it is an additional charge.
December 2016 - State Representative Donna Howard filed an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would legalize recreational marijuana. The is Texas’s second attempt at legalization. Last year a bill to treat cannabis ‘similar to tomatoes’ passed the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee but failed to travel further.
Howard’s bill joins a medical marijuana bill proposed by State Senator Jose Menendez.
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