Texas Criminal Law: Possession of Marijuana

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Under Texas Law, a person commits the offense of possession of marijuana if they knowingly or intentionally possess a usable quantity of marijuana.

Possession of marijuana is classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the amount the person has in their possession.

Two ounces or less:  A Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000.

More than two ounces but less than four ounces: A Class A Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine up to $4,000.

More than four ounces but less than five pounds:  A State Jail Felony which is punishable by 180 days up to 2 years in jail and/or a fine up to $10,000.

More than five pounds, but less than 50 pounds:  A Third Degree Felony which is punishable by two to ten years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

More than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds:  A Second Degree Felony which is punishable by two to twenty years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

More than 2,000 pounds:  A felon offense that is punishable by five to ninety-nine years in jail or imprisonment for life and a fine up to $10,000.

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