In many different parts of America, marijuana has become legal in some form or another, but these varying rules can really cause confusion. There can be major differences in how different cities and counties handle the possession of marijuana, and it all depends on the circumstances of each case. We are going to explain what you are allowed to have in the state of Texas, and how Harris County police deal with marijuana possession cases. If you find yourself in a Harris County jail for marijuana possession or any other reason, contact ABC Bail Bonds to get you out.
What is Considered Legal in Texas?
Put simply, the possession and usage of marijuana is still illegal everywhere in the state of Texas. However, there are some forms of cannabis that are legal to possess and use. Minimal level THC (containing less than 0.3% THC) is allowed to be possessed in a variety of forms, including oils, vapes, topical creams, and food and drinks. These low concentration THC products, known as CBD products, are derived from hemp and do not get you high.
CBD products that contain 0.5% THC or higher are legal to possess as long as you can prove you have a doctor’s prescription and you are being treated for one of the approved medical conditions that allow you to use higher-THC CBD. These include epilepsy and some neurological disorders.
How Does Houston Law Enforcement Handle Possession?
According to the Harris County district attorney’s office, some marijuana possession charges will not be accepted or prosecuted. If the case involves 4 oz. of marijuana or less, the defendant will usually only be given a fine and a ticket. This is because the substance has to be sent to a lab to be tested. Upon later testing, if the substance contains less than 0.3% THC, the case will not be accepted. If the substance contains more than 0.3% THC, without a prescription, the Harris County court system reserves the right to prosecute. These percentages, of course, come from the legal THC limits set by the state.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding marijuana and CBD laws in Texas. Every city in Texas has the right to prosecute anyone caught with any amount of marijuana, so don’t assume you’ll get off with a ticket if you get searched while carrying it. ABC Bail bonds offers drug possession bail bonds, so if you are arrested for marijuana possession in the Houston area, give ABC a call at (713) 222-6222 to help you out of jail.
ABC Bail Bonds: Getting Houston Residents Out of Jail for Possession
The legality of marijuana and related products can be a confusing issue. There are many different factors that play into the severity of punishments that come with marijuana possession in the state of Texas. Marijuana is not legal to possess, buy or sell anywhere in the state. Hemp products are considered legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC, or less than 0.5% THC with a doctor’s prescription. Depending on where you are in Texas, a marijuana related arrest will be handled differently. Houston area residents can call ABC Bail Bonds at (713) 222-6222 for help getting out of jail for their marijuana-related arrest. You can also visit ABC’s website for more information on the different bail bonds we offer. Let the fastest, most reliable bondsman in Houston help you get you or a loved one out of jail! We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.