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Q: Marijuana information in the state of Texas ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Marijuana information in the state of Texas
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: emx620-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 10 Aug 2006 10:38 PDT
Expires: 09 Sep 2006 10:38 PDT
Question ID: 754688
I had a question.  How much weed do you have to have in your car to be
charged with possession?  Can just a few flaky small leaves get you in
trouble?  And also, if you get caught with a pipe with marijuana
residue, do you get arrested over it?  I read that it was a civil
offense, but I wasn't sure all the details surrounding that.
Subject: Re: Marijuana information in the state of Texas
Answered By: tisme-ga on 10 Aug 2006 10:51 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello emx620-ga,

Texas has very tough marijuana laws. Possession 2oz or less (any
amount less) is a misdemeanour, fine of $2,000 and incarceration of
180 days is possible.

As a footnote to the above: "With no prior felony convictions, if
convicted of possession of less than one pound of marijuana a judge
must impose a sentence of probation with mandatory drug treatment.  If
no treatment center exists within the jurisdiction, the judge may
waive the treatment requirement.  They judge can also waive all

Regarding the pipe, yes it is possible to get arrested: "Possession of
paraphernalia is punishable by a fine of $500 and sale of
paraphernalia is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up
to $3,000."

A detailed report of Texas law is available here:

I hope this clears things up for you. Please let me know if you
require any further information and I will do my best to further
assist you.

All the best,


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marijuana law OR laws Texas

Request for Answer Clarification by emx620-ga on 10 Aug 2006 13:45 PDT
Thank you, you have provided great information so far.  However, about
the paraphenila - you can get arrested for a night at most I thought,
since it is a "civil citation."  What all does a civil citation mean? 
Is it just a fine?  I was under the impression that there are no
criminal charges?  And in reference to my question "Can just a few
flaky small leaves get you in
trouble?" -- you are saying that *any* amount that can be classified
as marijuana will legally get you in trouble?  Thanks.

Clarification of Answer by tisme-ga on 10 Aug 2006 14:01 PDT
Hello emx620-ga,

For possession of paraphernalia, it is a non-criminal citation with a
fine of up to $500. As stated in the original answer, it is the sale
of paraphernalia that can turn into jail time. I apologize for not
making the distinction clearer originally, I can see how that might
have been confusing.

With regards to the other question, yes, I am saying that. There is no
minimum amount required in Texas. A reasonable judge would probably
take that into consideration, but technically, *any* amount can
qualifies for the penalty listed in the original answer, even a few
leaves. Technically you can get arrested for having a pipe with some
residue, since there is no minimum amount required, any amount
triggers the lowest level violation.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions,

emx620-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Quick and helpful, thanks!

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