Penalties for Possession or Distribution of Marijuana in Texas

While marijuana is legal in some states in the U.S., Texas is not one of them. Texas classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medicinal value.

Following are the penalties in Texas for marijuana possession, cultivation and distribution:

Marijuana Possession

  • Two ounces or less — a fine of up to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both.
  • More than two ounces, but less than four ounces — a fine of up to $4,000, up to one year in jail, or both.
  • More than four ounces, up to 5 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 180 days to two years in prison, or both.
  • More than 5 lbs., up to 50 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 2-10 in prison, or both.
  • More than 50 lbs., up to 2,000 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 2- 20 years in prison, or both.
  • More than 2,000 lbs. — a fine of up to $50,000, 5-99 years in prison, or both.

Marijuana Cultivation and Sales

  • Gift of less than ¼ ounce — a fine of up to $2,000, up to 180 days in jail, or both.
  • Sale of less than ¼ ounce — a fine of up to $4,000, up to one year in jail, or both.
  • More than 1/4 ounce, up to 5 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 180 days to 2 years in prison, or both.
  • More than 5 lbs., up to 50 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 2- 20 years in prison, or both.
  • More than 50 lbs., up to 2,000 lbs. or less — a fine of up to $10,000, 5-99 years in prison, or both.
  • More than 2,000 lbs. — a fine of up to $50,000, 10-99 years in prison, or both.

It is also illegal to make, sell or use drug paraphernalia in Texas. Drug paraphernalia consists of items used to grow, process, sell, store or use marijuana and penalties for possession include a fine of up to $500. Penalties for selling drug paraphernalia include a fine of up to $4,000, one year in jail, or both.

Whether you are facing a serious federal white-collar prosecution, a state murder charge, or misdemeanor charges, The Cogdell Law Firm has the experience, knowledge and reputation you want for your legal team. When results matter most, contact Dan Cogdell at (713) 426-2244 or dan@cogdell-law.com.

Categories: