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. Growing marijuana in Texas is a felony and possession of even the smallest amount is a misdemeanor, hence there is no medical marijuana program.
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Growing Marijuana In Texas
Texas Marijuana Laws
There is a saying that everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to growing weed in Texas, this does not apply. Texas does not have marijuana cultivation laws- only possession laws.
This means that if arrested for There is a saying that everything is bigger in Texas, but when it comes to growing weed in Texas, this does not apply. Texas does not have marijuana cultivation laws- only possession laws.
This means that if arrested for 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.
Growing Marijuana in Texas
Marijuana cultivation is considered marijuana possession and Texas has strict laws on possession. If you want to stay out of jail, do not grow large amounts of marijuana.
In December 2016, State Representative Donna Howard filed an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would legalize recreational marijuana. This is Texas’s second attempt at legalization.
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.
FAQ about growing marijuana in Texas
Yes, It’s a crime to possess any amount of marijuana in Texas. Here are some penalties: Under 2 ounces = Up to $2,000 fine, Between 2 to 4 ounces = Up to $4,000 fine, Between 4 ounces to 5 pounds = Up to $10,000 fine, Between 5 to 50 pounds = Up to $10,000 fine and more
Yes, it is absolutely a felony to sell marijuana in Texas. Here are some penalties: Under 7 grams as a gift = Misdemeanor: Up to $2,000 fine, Under 7 grams with compensation = Misdemeanor: Up to $4,000 fine, Between 7 grams to 5 pounds = Felony: Up to $10,000 fine, Between 5 to 50 pounds = Felony: Up to $10,000 fine and more.
Anyone caught cultivating or growing marijuana or manufacturing cannabis products in the State of Texas will be charged with a felony. Related crimes are punished based on the weight of the cannabis plants or derivatives.
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