Yes. Just because marijuana or THC products may be legal in other states, you are not able to legally bring them into Texas.
In Texas, possession of marijuana itself is classified by weight, and any amount of less than four ounces is normally a misdemeanor. HOWEVER, possession of any other substance that contains THC is a FELONY, no matter the weight. A single gummie that contains THC is a state jail felony and carries a potential punishment of two years in jail, while more than four grams can result in a prison sentence of up to twenty years.
Yes. Marijuana and “weed” are the same thing as cannabis, as long as the THC concentration is over 0.3% based upon dry weight.
House Bill 1325 gives people the ability to cultivate and possess hemp, which is defined as Cannabis sativa (L.) having a concentration of less than 0.3% THC, as determined by dry weight. All other cannabis with a concentration of more than 0.3% is still considered to be marijuana and is still illegal to possess in Texas.
Can I be arrested in Texas if I bought marijuana in another state where it’s legal like Colorado?
It is probably inevitable that Texas will follow the decriminalization trend spreading across the rest of the country, but based upon the conservative nature of this part of the world, it may well take longer than most states.
Also, DPS gives consideration to the wishes of the prosecutors in their jurisdictions. If a particular prosecutor wants everyone arrested, DPS will honor that request. In those counties, everyone caught with marijuana will still be arrested.
Decriminalization is simply the action or process of ceasing to treat something as illegal or a criminal offense.
Is there a legal difference between getting caught with marijuana edibles, flowers, or concentrated oils?
Yes. Possession of more 2-4 ounces of marijuana in a Drug Free Zone, or possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana in any circumstance is a felony offense in Texas.
House Bill 3703 provides protection for a student who has been legally prescribed medical cannabis. Additionally, it establishes protection for those that produce, transport or otherwise handle medical marijuana in Texas. The bill also provides for the establishment of medical cannabis research programs and dispensaries. Qualifications for prescribing physicians are also established.
Recent changes in both federal and Texas law regarding industrial hemp production have also affected the production and sale of CBD. These laws are currently being implemented in order to create a state industrial hemp program that allows for the legal cultivation of hemp and legal sale of "consumable hemp products" like CBD. The state industrial hemp laws require a license before one can cultivate industrial hemp, and they also require a license to sell consumable hemp products like CBD.
Is CBD legal in Texas?
Recreational use of marijuana is still illegal under Texas and federal law. Federal penalties for possession of a controlled substance are found in United States Code, Title 21, Section 844.
What is the Compassionate Use Program?
At the federal level, H.R.2 Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (often referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill) became law on December 20th, 2018. This federal law defined hemp as cannabis with a THC concentration of less than 0.3% by dry weight and removed it from the federal controlled substances schedules.