THC Possession in Texas OR…How I Went to Colorado and Picked Up Some Gummy Bears and a Felony Arrest
In other states like Colorado, marijuana is being legally delivered in more unconventional means, such as gummies, cookies, brownies, and chocolate bars. So, if you have had the misfortune of being found in possession of such in Texas, you may be wondering how you have now been charged with a felony, when most people caught with marijuana in this state traditionally have been charged with a misdemeanor. Possession of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) other than marijuana (a Penalty Group 2 Drug) is now charged as a felony offense, regardless of weight. The Texas Health and Safety Code defines THC other than marijuana as a Penalty Group 2 drug. Edibles, because they contain a concentrated amount of cannabis/THC, carry heavier punishments than ordinary plant marijuana.
Possession of such substances can easily subject you to a second degree felony charge, carrying a possible sentence of 2-20 years. You could compound the problem for yourself by gifting the substance to friends or acquaintances, which potentially carries a 1st degree charge for delivery/intent to deliver, with possible prison time up to 99 years. Our lawyers at Mitchell & Jones have handled these important cases and been able to achieve favorable results for our clients. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where a sweet treat has placed you under a threat of heavy prison time, call or e-mail us today to explore your options.
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