Recreational marijuana is illegal in Texas. Simply Having as much as 2 to 4 oz could put you in jail for a year and lead to thousands of dollars in fines. While other states have been relaxing their marijuana laws, Texas has some of the most strict laws in the nation.
One thing that you need to remember is that changes to the laws in other states do not change these laws here in Texas, and so bringing marijuana back to Texas is still illegal. For instance, maybe you have friends that go to college in Colorado, so you drove up to visit them for the weekend. You bought some marijuana completely legally while you were there, and it is legal to use it in Colorado. But putting it in your backpack to bring back to Texas can run you afoul of the laws here, and then you could end up facing very serious charges – even though your initial marijuana purchase was legal.
The issue with crossing state lines
Additionally, you always want to remember that you’re not supposed to cross state lines with marijuana. No matter what individual states say, the federal government still views marijuana as an illegal substance. Therefore, if you cross state lines with it, even between two states where it is legal, you could face federal charges.
What options do you have?
You can see how a simple mistake or an oversight could lead to serious charges that change the course of your life. If you find yourself in this position, make sure that you know about all of the legal defense options at your disposal.