Texas is known for its harsh enforcement against drug violations. While some states have made changes to lessen charges on marijuana and in some cases make it legal for recreational use, Texas has remained adamant on punishing nearly any signs of usage or possession of the drug. Depending on how much you allegedly carried and what the supposed intention was, you could be facing years in prison and owe thousands of dollars.
In recent years, Texas established the Compassionate Use Act to offer some leniency towards people who require marijuana for medical purposes. However, it has heavy limitations over what conditions apply. If you need medical marijuana for certain injuries or diseases, it is crucial to know whether the state allows you to possess it.