The legal possession of marijuana in Texas has been a difficult subject for some time. That is partially because there are differences between federal and state laws, and partially because Texas has been one of the states that is slower to come around to the idea of marijuana being legal for medicinal or recreational purposes. Generally, possession of marijuana in Texas is still illegal, but there are some exceptions to the rule. Recreational marijuana is still not legal on a state or a federal level, and you still cannot possess it or grow it. But for medical purposes there are some exceptions to marijuana possession.
Medical Marijuana is Legal in Texas
When it comes to having marijuana in your possession, whether or not you have a medical marijuana card can make all the difference in the legality of it. In order to get medical marijuana, you need two doctors to approve it and sign off on the need for that particular drug in a prescription form. Keep that in mind when you look for a doctor who will help you, because getting medical marijuana in Texas is not always the easiest thing to do. Many other states are more lenient, and will be more likely to provide you with a prescription. You also have to get the marijuana from an approved dispensary, and growing it or buying it off the streets is still completely illegal.
If you have been arrested on a marijuana possession charge, you may want to reach out to a drug defense lawyer to address the issue. If you are legally allowed by Texas state law to have medical marijuana, it is possible to have the charges reduced or dismissed. It can be a bit of a gray area since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but there are provisions in the state law that allow for medical use of the drug. Because of that, you will want good representation on your side if you have the legal right to possess marijuana. You also have to be aware of the amount you are allowed to have in your possession, along with the other requirements of using it. Also, driving under the influence of marijuana is still illegal, even with a medical marijuana card.
Fighting a Possession Charge With Legal Help
Depending on the facts of your case, Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC may be able to hep you address the issue and have the charges dropped or reduced. This of course will depend on the specifics of your case. Factors that play a big role are whether you have a medical marijuana card that was legally obtained, and how much of the drug you had in your possession at the time of your arrest.
What Should You Do Next
Being charged with possession of marijuana can be upsetting, but getting the charges resolved as quickly and easily as possible is in your best interest. That can help to restore your peace of mind, and can help you clear any charges, pay any needed fines, and get back to your life without the arrest hanging over your head. With proper legal representation, your possession case can be addressed and cleared up.