Possession and sale of marijuana in Texas is illegal, with potential prison penalties and fines imposed depending on the amount of marijuana in possession of the person charged.
While many states have moved to decriminalize marijuana laws, Texas is not among them. It also has no provisions for legal medical marijuana use.
Possession of 2oz or less of Marijuana in Texas is a Class B Misdemeanor offense, with penalties of up to 180 days in jail, and fines of $2000.
However, in most cases, being caught with only a small amount of pot with result in probation, with mandatory drug treatment, and the potential to have the charged dismissed after a successful treatment program.
You can also face a 6 month loss of drivers license for any marijuana possession charge.
If you are in possession of more than 2oz, up to 5lbs of marijuana, it is a Class A Misdemeanor. Such an offense can result in penalties of up 1 year in jail, and fines of $4000.
Any person found to be in possession of between 5lbs to 2,000lbs will be given anywhere between two (2) to ten (10) years imprisonment with fines of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00)
The sale of ¼ oz or less to 5lbs will result to one hundred and eighty days (180) to two (2) years imprisonment with fines of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) to ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
When found to be selling more than 5lbs up to more
than 2,000lbs, incarceration could run from two (2) years to ninety-nine (99) years with fines imposed from ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).
Sale to Minors
The sale of marijuana to minors will result to a felony with incarceration of two (2) to twenty (20) years imprisonment and fines of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00)