Weed on Wheels, a 24-hour dispensary and delivery service based in Colorado, believes they have come up with a creative way to deliver marijuana to customers in Colorado where possessing marijuana is legal.
They intend to deliver marijuana under a “donation” system. But even in Colorado delivery of marijuana can result in criminal prosecution. Only licensed dispensaries who comply with state regulations can sell marijuana in Colorado.
Marijuana Laws in Texas
Possessing and selling marijuana in Texas is, of course, illegal. Will that change in the future? Maybe as States become more progressive Texas could ultimately go that way. But I believe that is not going to happen in the near future.
If you possess marijuana under two ounces you can be looking at up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. Possession of marijuana two to four ounces carries the possible penalty of up to one year in jail and $4000 fine. Possession of any amount of marijuana over four ounces in Texas is a felony.
However, you can’t be prosecuted for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. You can only be charged with actual delivery of marijuana. Regardless of the amount of marijuana one possesses you can’t be labeled as a dealer under the law.
Drug Crimes in Fort Worth, Texas
This is not the case with possession of other drugs or controlled substances. Take for example cocaine or methamphetamine. If you possess cocaine or methamphetamine and are found in possession of other items law enforcement believes is indicative of dealing drugs, like scales, baggies, large amounts of cash, guns, etc. you can be charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. This “intent to deliver” aspect can increase your range of punishment. The same rules do not apply to marijuana in Texas.
Criminal offenses involving marijuana or weed can be very serious. A fine, driver’s license suspension and confinement in custody are very possible. If you or a loved one has been charged with any level of marijuana possession it is important to consult an experienced Tarrant County defense attorney.
Tarrant County Marijuana Defense Attorneys
The team of attorneys at Tarrant County based Gebhardt and Eppes, PLLC are former state prosecutors. They possess the skill and experience to build the strongest defense on your behalf. Contact Gebhardt and Eppes, PLLC at (817) 502-3600 for a free initial consultation.
Gebhardt, & Eppes PLLC strongly defend individuals throughout the greater Fort Worth area, including Arlington, Weatherford, Cleburne, and many surrounding communities.